Five persons lost their lives as two rival cult groups clashed in Agbarho Community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
The President-General of Agbarho-Urhobo Improvement Union, Chief Monday Igho-Odiphri confirmed the incident saying the number of deaths could not be ascertained at the time of this report.
Chief Igho-Odiphri said, “There was a cult clash that claimed the lives of an unascertained number of persons.
“The situation is under control as security operatives, including the community local vigilante, are on ground in a bid to fish out the culprit(s).”
He said the incident was not connected to the arson attack on the palace of the Osuivie of Agbarho kingdom last week.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the incident in a telephone chat saying, “Yes, it’s confirmed. Five persons have been killed. It’s a fight between two cult groups.”