Fierce-looking cultists currently on rampage at the weekend attacked Eku Police Station in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, and allegedly vandalized property worth millions of naira before setting free inmates at the station cell.
It was gathered that the cultists also sacked Eku Community with cutlasses, battle axes including broken bottles, leaving passers-by at the mercy of God.
But the police image maker in the state, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, who confirmed the incident, said the cultists vandalized several vehicles, disclosing that six of them were currently being detained for further investigation. While urging residents of Eku to go about their normal businesses, as normalcy had returned to the area, DSP Aniamaka said those who were responsible for the mayhem would be brought to book, adding “we are not taking it kindly at all, some of the suspects are currently being detained, and we will get to the root cause of the mayhem.
Eye witness said the cultists were dressed in black clothing with red caps, and stormed the police station chanting war songs around 9.30pm on the fatefulFriday, and as part of their mission, they allegedly engaged the police men on duty in a gun battle before they set the cell inmates free.
But DSP Aniamaka said the inmates were later re-arrested and are currently in detention while investigation was on going.
An indigene of Eku community, John Ogbokowu who spoke to our reporter, said “the perpetrators of the crime were the same Eiye (Bird) cult, and vikkings also called Aro-Bagers cult groups that have been disturbing the community since 2016.
“But the community had not been willing to do anything to arrest the situation because most of their children are members of the dredged cult groups in the areas”
It would be recalled that since 2016 Eku community has been facing attacks from suspected cultists, especially the cult groups, vikkings and Eiye confraternities and had destroyed property worth millions of naira including killing over 30 persons.