LOCAL Vigilante
group in Ughelli, Delta
State, has shot dead
a suspected cultist, at
Ofuoma Community,
I Ughelli North local
government area.
The deceased, Fancy
Anderson, a younger
brother of the Ofuoma
youth chairman was
shot at in a forest
“cultists den”, and died
from gunshot injuries
sustained during the
raid after he crawled
out of the bush to the
roadside where he gave
up the ghost.
President General of
Ofuoma community,
Godfrey Etabuko, who
confirmed the incident,
said the victim was
allegedly killed by the
members of the local
Meanwhile, a senior
member of the Ughelli
Vigilante outfit, denied
the allegation that the
victim was killed by
the Vigilante group,
stating that there was
a combined raid of
various joints where
suspected cultists
converge and planned
their attacks against
rival groups.
He gave the names
of the joints as Ekru
Joint along Old Ejekota
Road and Jungle Joint at
According to him
“When we stormed the
Jungle Joint, at Ofuoma,
we met over 50 boys
who were shooting
at us as they fled the
scene upon sighting us.
Though we didn’t shoot
at any of them as they
fled, we impounded
sacks of marijuana
found at a building in
the joint.”
The State Police Public
Relation Officer, PPRO,
DSP Celestina Kalu,
confirmed the incident,
and said: “It is true. I just
got a message from the
DPO in charge of the area
stating that a relative of
the victim came to report
the matter to the police
but the case has been
transferred to the State
Criminal Investigation
Department for

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