Report By:David Oghen
WaffiTV:Pressure has encompassed the university community of Abraka which plays host to the State owned tertiary institution following the revelation of the remaining parts of some presumed cultists whom were executed amid an assault on them by a group of herdsmen while doing an initiation ceremony.
The occurrence which was said to have happened on January 26 went to the open yesterday following the revelation of the deteriorating groups of a portion of the cultists wearing their formal attire.
The disclosure is coming similarly as another group of equipped herdsmen likewise started shooting at a group of five fishermen at Agadama community in Ughelli North local government area of the state, executing two while three others got away with gunshot injuries.
A security source at the Ughelli ‘A’ Police Division, gave the names of the deceased as; Oruvwe Alakpa and Usivwe Edewor. The source who talked on state of secrecy since he isn’t approved to, stated: “Both victims died on the spot while the three others who had accompanied them on the trip, sustained gunshot wounds.
“The victims were buried by their families after their corpses were retrieved by community youths who immediately mobilised into the bush to recover the lifeless bodies.”
Giving subtleties on the assault on the clique group, an individual from the Abraka Vigilante group revealed that the episode happened at the bushy area of Ovre’ Abraka where the cultists had united for their rituals.
He said: “We heard the gunshots at about 3:30am after seeing some boys trooping into the area the previous night but declined going to the area because that area is mostly dominated by herdsmen.
“However, some persons farming in the area while heading to their farms stumbled into six decomposing bodies in different parts of the bush dressed in black cloths with gunshot holes on them.
“Upon investigation, we discovered that some students from the university had converged in the area for their initiation when they were attacked by the herdsmen who thought the boys wanted to attack them.
“We believe there are more bodies inside the bush as the decomposing bodies were discovered in different areas apparently while trying to escape the shootout on them.”
Reached, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka expressed that he has reached the Divisional Police Officers in the separate areas and they are yet to be advised if any of such episodes happened.