By Festus AHON, Ughelli
PALPABLE tension yesterday enveloped Ughelli, Delta State, as two persons were allegedly killed by suspected ritualists.
The victims of the two separate incidents of the onslaughts which occurred at the Ughelli main market and Amekpa street in the Ughelli metropolis, had their hearts and other parts of their bodies removed by the suspected ritualists.
Saturday Vanguard learnt that one of the victims, a security man at Ughelli market, was allegedly strangled to death while attempting to resist his assailants who bungled one of the market stalls.
The hoodlums were to have carted away recharge cards and an undisclosed sum of money after they allegedly unleashed the dastardly act on the security man of about 65 years of age.
The other victim was allegedly attacked by the suspected ritualists in his house last Thursday night.
The hoodlums allegedly found their way into the apartment of the deceased after cutting down the burglary proof and killed him, removing his heart.
When contacted, the Divisional Police Officer, Ughelli â€˜Aâ€™ Police Division, Mr Chris Sorgbara confirmed the killing of the security man.
He said the police was investigating the circumstances surrounding the killing, adding that the police was determined to unmask the perpetrators of the inhuman act.