Published On: Wed, Jul 14th, 2021

Young Men Flee From Asaba As Suspected Cultists In reprisal Attack Kill Six

LAGOS JULY 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Six persons were killed between Monday and Tuesday morning, in Asaba, Delta State capital, in what is suspected to be renewed cult-related clashes.
The alleged killing of the six persons followed Monday morning’s attack on a former chairman of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Oshimili South chapter, one Sanchino, who was shot dead by his assailants.
It was learnt that the latest six victims were suspected to be members of the Black Axe Confraternity, and were murdered in different parts of the town in what is believed to be retaliatory attacks.
One of the victims, an Asaba-based surveyor, simply identified as Ifeanyi, was mowed down at a street opposite the Stephen Keshi Stadium, along the popular Nnebisi Road, at about 7 pm, on Monday.
Another victim, a middle-aged man, was reportedly beheaded in the early hours of yesterday.
His severed head was deposited at the Otuogwu area in the metropolis, while the body was said to have been recovered where it was staked behind Oshimili South Council Secretariat.
Following the renewed cult war, Daily Sun observed that several young men have been forced to temporarily relocate, pending when the attacks would abate.
But, the acting Public Relations Officer of the state police command said he was aware that three persons were killed at various locations in Asaba between Monday and yesterday.
“The information we have confirmed three killed and it is a cult-related matter; the police are on top of the situation,”he stated.
Daily Sun

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