By Ochuko Akuopha
OLEH—RESIDENTS of, headquarters of Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State, were weekend thrown into confusion as two persons, including a 19-year-old student of the state polytechnic, Oghara, were killed by yet-to-be-identified assailants.
Though the circumstances surrounding their death were hazy at press time, sources said the deceased were killed by suspected cultists.
It was gathered that one of the deceased was stabbed at Umusam area of the community and later gave up the ghost hours after he was rushed to a nearby hospital.
Vanguard learned that the other victim, a student of Delta State Polytechnic, Oghara, identified as Chukuemeka Onuoha, was shot dead in his family house.
Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer of the state Command, Celestina Kalu, said one Mr. Emma Onuoha who hails from Imo State and resides at 33, Isumpe Road, Kwale, had reported that a group of boys had forced themselves into his house in the early hours of Saturday and shot his son, Chukuemeka, on the chest.
She said the victim was confirmed dead at Brema Hospital, Kwale, adding that the corpse had been deposited at St Luke Hospital Mortuary.
Kalu said no arrest had been made and maintained that police had commenced investigations into the matter.
Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in the town as soldiers, men of Kwale Police Division and the Anti-Cult Volunteer Corps have intensified patrol in the area.
President, Anti-Cult Volunteer Corps, Mr. Austin Ogwu-Chinuwa, in his reaction, advised youths in the area to shun cultism, saying they were looking towards organising a symposium for the youths and cultists willing to renounce membership of their cult groups.