At least five persons suspected to be members of two rival cult groups have been killed in a renewed clash, which started on Sunday at Ughelli, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
According to a senior member of Ughelli Vigilant, nicknamed Bakassi, who spoke to Vanguard, the killings occurred at Osia, Omosivwe, Orobase, Pipeline, Adagharagba and Upper Agbarho Streets of Ughelli.
Following the clash, a combined team of security agents made up of the army, police and local vigilante, have embarked on a manhunt for the cultists.
Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestina Kalu, when contacted about the killings said: “We do not have any information on the matter.
“But there was a reported case of a robbery attack that led to the death of an Okada rider at Williams Street, off Ighwrekpokpo Road, on Tuesday night.”
Meanwhile, a source in the local vigilante gave Vanguard the names of some of the dead as Royal, Ufuoma and Edafe.