By Victor Onajero
Residents of Orhuwhorun community in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State are yet to experience peace following cult clashes.
NewsNet Nigeria investigation revealed that killings, shootings and looting have continued despite the occasional presence of security operatives from the Ovwian-Aladja police station since Sunday, December 12, 2021, when the cult clash began.
On Tuesday, December 2021, residents of Ekrovie, Ekrabe, Ekrejebe, Akoto and Adanibo, woke up to find the butchered bodies of two young men in their late 20’s allegedly killed by a rival cult group.
One of the persons who had his throat slit it was gathered was killed around Old Egini junction, while the other identified as Kelvin, a community vigilante, was killed around the Akoto axis of the community.
It was learnt that at about 10:00am, heavily armed cultists stormed the major road from Old Egini junction all the way to Adanibo junction shooting sporadically and destroying property thereby causing residents and shop owners to flee for safety.
As at the time of filing this report, eyewitnesses claim residents are fleeing their homes for fear of what might befall them in the evening when more reprisal attacks are expected.
Stores have been shut with the streets deserted.
As the clock ticks, residents of Orhuwhorun community are wondering if this year’s yuletide would actually bring merry to their doorsteps following the tense atmosphere.