At least six persons have been reportedly killed in Asaba, Delta State between Monday and Tuesday morning in Asaba, Delta State in what is regarded as renewed cult-related attacks.
The victims who were suspected to be members of Black Axe Confraternity met their waterloo in different parts of the state capital.
Tribune Online gathered that the killing believed to be a reprisal attack may not be unconnected with Monday morning’s brutal killing of a former chairman of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Oshimili South chapter, one Sanchino.
He was shot dead by his assailants in the presence of his wife who also sustained serious injury.
One of the victims, an Asaba-based Surveyor simply identified as Ifeanyi, was mowed down at a street opposite the Stephen Keshi Stadium along the popular Nnebisi Road at about 7:00 pm on Monday.
Another victim, a middle-aged man, was reportedly beheaded in the early hours of Tuesday.
His severed head was deposited at the Otuogwu area in the metropolis while the body was said to have been recovered where it was staked behind Oshimili South Council Secretariat.
Confirming the attacks, the acting Public Relations Officer of the state police command said he was aware that three persons were killed adding that “we have confirmed three killed and it is on cult-related matter, the police are on the situation,” he stated.