Agbarho Cult Clash: Over Five Killed As Police Arrest Eleven Suspects

By Michael Veloh
NOT fewer than five persons have lost their lives in Agbarho community in a suspected cult clash between two rival groups in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State recently.
Though the cause of the renewed crisis could not be ascertained but it was gathered that the cult groups identified as Eiye and Black Axe (Aiye) confraternities.
Those killed in cult related clash according to security source are, Lucky Oritse, Blessing Owumi, Samuel Oshodi, Lucky Obrakaro, Bartholomew Ajifu, while the sixth person could not be identified.
However in connection to the killings in Agbarho community,  eleven persons have been arrested.
According to the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright, “Sequel to the Cult clash between Eiye and Black axe confraternity in Agbarho, Ughelli North LGA that started on the 6/2/2022, which led to the death of five persons.
“Dragon Patrol Teams and Police Operatives from Agbarho Division to proceed to the said town with a view to ensuring that sanity is restored in the Community. Consequently, the DPO Agbarho Division, CSP Sam Ogwa led the teams deployed on an intelligence led operation during which eleven suspected cultist who actively participated in the cult clash that led to the death of five persons were arrested and two (2) Pump action guns, one (1) cut to size locally made gun, eight (8) expanded cartridges and ten rounds of live cartridges were recovered.
Suspected Cultists Killed in the Crisis Between Eiye and Black Axe in Agbarho Kingdom
“The situation has been brought under control and more patrol teams have been deployed to forestall any further breakdown of law and order in the Community. Manhunt for the other fleeing suspected cultists is ongoing.
Recovered Guns and Ammunition
“The Commissioner of Police while calling on members of the public to help with any useful information that can lead to the arrest of the other fleeing suspects, also urges parent and guardians to monitor, guide and caution their wards to desist from any cult related activities as the Command under his watch will not relent in arresting anyone found wanting and ensuring that they are prosecuted accordingly.
“The Command is more than ever before determined to fulfil its core mandate which is to protect lives and properties, maintenance of law and order among others and as such will not take it lightly with anybody who tries to cause mayhem of any kind in the state”.

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