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They allegedly engaged the policemen on duty in a gun battle before they set the cell inmates free.

There has been an attack on a police station in Delta state by suspected cultists.

The Eku Police Station in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State was allegedly vandalized and inmates at the station freed.

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According to witnesses at the area, the cultists also sacked Eku Community with guns, cutlasses, axes and bottles, leaving passers-by scamper for safety.

The cultists, who were reported to have stormed the area in their numbers, were dressed in black clothing with red caps, and besieged the police station chanting war songs around 9.30pm on Friday.

They allegedly engaged the policemen on duty in a gun battle before they set the cell inmates free.

An indigene of Eku Community, John Ogbokowu who spoke on condition of anonymity mentioned that 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.

“The community had not been willing to do anything to arrest the situation because most of their children are members of the dreaded cult groups”. He said

Since 2016, Eli community has been facing attacks from suspected cultists, especially the Vikkings and Eiye confraternities, who were reported to have been involved in the destruction of properties worth millions of naira.

The Delta State Police Command through the Spokesperson, 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 assured that those who were responsible for the mayhem would be brought to book.

“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”

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