An unidentified person was on Tuesday shot dead during alleged clashed between operatives of the Nigerian Police Force, Ovwian/Aladja Division in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State and cultists at Express junction.
YawaNews. Ng collected that the victim’s group supposedly opened fire on the police who went to the region to calm the situation during the rival cult clash.
The police repelled the gun attacks, however, and the suspected cultist was shot down in the process while others fled.
Speaking to the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke, in a telephone chat with Our Correspondent confirmed the report.
He said, “Cultists clashed with Police and one was shot dead. The person is a cultist”
The Vice Chairman of Udu Local Government Council, Hon. Justice Iyasere, who spoke on behalf of the Chairman in a telephone chat with Our Correspondent said, “Before resuming this morning, I went to the Police Station where I had a brief meeting with the DPO.
“He never mentioned such to me. So, I wouldn’t be able to confirm anything with regards to this matter now. Perhaps, when I get any information, I will get back to you.”
The incident occurred barely a week after the Udu Council imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in about six communities to check the menace of cultists and their criminal activities.