An unidentified young man believed to be a student of Ogwashi-Uku Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State has been shot dead by two suspected to be cultists.
The victim was said to be the only child of his parents. He was returning from church service on Sunday when the assailants, operating on a motorcycle, accosted and opened fire on him. Before police from Ogwashi-Uku Police Station could storm the scene of the incident, the assailants had fled.
The remains of the deceased were deposited at a mortuary in Ogwashi-Uku. Spokesman of Delta State Police Command, DSP Charles Muka confirmed the incident. He said the police had intensified their search for the killers. A source said the killing of the young man was not unconnected with recent cult clashes at the institution.
Daily Sun learnt that last Thursday, another young man believed also to be a student of the institution was felled by yet-to-be-unmasked gunmen suspected to be members of a rival cult group. According to the anonymous source, last Sunday’s killing was a reprisal attack on the group members that carried out the gruesome murder of last Thursday.
The head of last Thursday’s victim was said to have been severed from the body.“The way the incident occurred, we suspect those who killed the youth are members of another cult group whose member was killed four days before the Sunday.
“In fact, there are rumours that last Sunday’s victim was a member of the other cult group that killed the other student before the fateful Sunday attack. They said he was at the scene of the earlier murder.“But the unfortunate thing, we were told, about this latest development is that the Sunday victim was the only son and child of his mother,” the source said.