Delta Communities On Edge As Rival Cults Clash

Delta Communities On Edge As Rival Cults Clash.

Indigenes of troubled communities, particularly Orhohworun town in Delta State’s Udu Local Government Area, have raised the alarm about threats to their lives, following an increase in cases of rival cult clashes in the area, and have urged the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, to come to their aid immediately.

The horrified indigenes, who raised the alert under the aegis of Concerned Citizens of Udu Communities (CCUC), said the distress call to the police chief was imperative because they could no longer fold their arms and witness the needless deaths of innocent people all in the name of cult war.

The group, in a statement issued by Hon. Godspower Oghenewegba, Chairman, and Comrade John Efeurhobo, Secretary, observed that their people can no longer deal with the anxieties, intimidation, and harassment they have faced in the four years since cult battles began.
While applauding the efforts of the state governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, and Udu Council Chairman, Chief Jite Brown, in addressing the issue since the escalation of rival cult war in the area, the body called for more stringent measures to bring the situation under control and ensure the safety of lives and property in the area.

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According to the statement; “There are various confraternities of different dimension. Each one of the cult group wants to lord it over the other in a gun battle, fighting, maiming, killing, burning of houses and property and looting has been the order of the day.

“In recent time, the community where I come from, Orhohworun, is nothing but a theatre of war between rival cult groups fighting for supremacy, the worst of Its kind, a situation where people could no longer sleep in peace and walk in peace, the Orhuwhorun community in Udu Local Government Area has become a ghost town, schools in the locality no longer function as it used to be, taking of human lives has become the order of the day in a once upon a time peaceful community.

“Before, Udu Local Government Area has been so peaceful due to the efforts of the Local Government Chairman; Chief Jite Brown (JP) who is an astute apostle of peace, in collaboration with other security operations in the locality; including the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Police, the Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Commission (NCDSC).

“The Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Security Matters were not left out in restoring peace to the community of Orhuwhorun and Udu at large. They were able to bring the ugly situation to a stand still through the effort of the Executive Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa (A Bridge Builder and Peace Ambassador).

“The recent spate of killings and destruction of property and burning started in Orhuwhorun community which later escalated to Mofor Park where innocent people were killed and several others wounded. As of now, the wounded are still receiving treatment in various hospitals both far and near. And most of the cult gangs that are involved in this act of killing are known to be notorious cult members,” he disclosed.

“In the garage at Mofor, from DSC Township down to Mofor Park have become a beehive of clandestine activities where they always plan attacks on the other cult gang even in broad day light.”

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