Again, five killed as Effurun renewed crises escalate

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The political/inter-cult violence ravaging Effurun in Uvwie council area of Delta state took more tolls in the early hours of Monday, leaving five persons dead.

Although the circumstances that led to the early Monday killing were still sketchy as at the time of filing this report, people living in the area have linked it to rival political/cult clashes.

It was gathered victims of Monday’s violence were killed around the Jakpa Road/Effurun-Sapele Road axis with four killed along Jakpa Road and one killed around the Effurun MTN office, after Jakpa Junction.

Confirming the development, the spokesman of the Delta state police command, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka (DSP), said the police had already started investigating the development.

“We have a case of murder here. At about 7am, one Friday Emajeke reported at the Ekpan police station that at about 1:30am he heard four gunshots, but he could not go out to confirm what was happening because of the security situation of the area.

‘’At about 6am, he went out and found one of his tenants identified as Emmanuel dead on the floor.

“After the report, police went to the place and discovered three more corpses in Emmanuel’s room; two females and one male. After evacuating the bodies, another corpse was discovered not too far from where the murders were recorded. In all, we have five corpses; three males and two females, ”Aniamaka said.