By Amos Igbebe
Police operatives in Delta State have declared total manhunt for suspected fleeing members of a cult group who allegedly burnt two vehicles belonging to some senior members of Ovwian community, near Warri, after the suspects allegedly destroyed glass windows of the Owvian Town Hall.
Our correspondent learnt that police later stormed the scene and arrested 12 of the suspected members of the cult group, including a lady among them.
It was learnt that the cultists clashed with another cult group in the area over quest for supremacy.
Our reporter gathered from residents of the area that activities of cultists in the town had forced many to relocate as cultists engage in regular clashes, leading to the death of some innocent citizens.
When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestina Kalu, confirmed the arrest of the suspects, adding that manhunt for other suspects at large was in progress.
DSP Kalu said the police had information about a bloody clash between suspected members of Vikings and Dominion Secret cults and immediately officers were dispatched to the scene and effected the arrest of about 12 of them including a lady.
She said before police arrived the scene, the suspects had burnt two cars and destroyed the glass windows of the community town hall.
Items recovered from the suspected cultists include one cut-to-size locally made single barrel gun, one live bullet, one battle axe and one cutlass.