Tension in Delta over cult killings, violent crimes

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By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

As cult killings and violent crimes continued unabated in Delta State, with the killing of a policeman said to be member of Operation Eagle Net Squad, fears have continued to rise in the state.

While the Delta State police commissioner, Hafiz Mohammed Inuwah, refused to comment on the incident, sources said that the unidentified gunmen allegedly attacked a team of policemen, who were on a stop and search operation at the border community between Edo and Delta States, on Tuesday evening, killing one of them in the process.

It was gathered that another officer, who allegedly sustained injuries in his head, is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

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Meanwhile, the body of the dead policeman has been deposited at the FMC mortuary, while his relations were seen at the hospital premises crying as they called on the federal and state governments to come to their assistance.

Investigation revealed that in the last two weeks, no fewer than eight persons were murdered by gunmen and cultists, including the killing of one Onochie at Illah community.

Recently, a suspected cultist allegedly attacked her boyfriend for challenging her to disengage from a cult group.

Speaking on the spate of crime in the state, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, said that the Okowa led administration has put everything in place with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book, adding that Delta State under the leadership of Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has put everything in place for residents of the state to sleep with their two eyes closed.   

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Commissioner of Police in the state, Hafiz Mohammed Inuwah, who spoke to journalists on Wednesday in Asaba, had also assured that the command would do its best to protection lives and propertyof Deltans. 

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