July 12, 2024

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14-year-old pupil, hoodlum killed during cult clash

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A 14 – year – old pupil in Warri , Delta State, has
reportedly died from a stray bullet that hit him during
a clash between two rival cult groups in the city .
Our correspondent gathered that another victim who
was alleged to be a member of the warring cult groups
simply identified as Morku , died of a gunshot wound .
incident happened around Old Welfare Street, near
Lower Erejuwa area of the city in the early hours of
Thursday .
Sources told Saturday PUNCH that the fleeing cultists
chased by the police and vigilantes reportedly
dispossessed residents during the clash .
It was gathered that the 14 – year – old boy and only child
of his mother was hit by a stray bullet at about 7am
when the fight broke out .
The suspected cultists were said to have shot
repeatedly into the area while hunting for rival
The shooting caused serious tension as some residents
of the area scampered to safety .
Sources explained that the late teenager was hit on his
back by a stray bullet while assisting his mother who is
a food vendor in the area .
A source said , “ The suspect ( injured cultist ) has been
arrested . He was arrested alongside four other persons ,
including two females while trying to get treatment in
Uvwie Local Government Area .
“ Some group of boys held them when they discovered
that they had come to treat a bullet wound . ”
The state
Commissioner of Police , Hafiz Inuwa , confirmed the
incident but told journalists that he was not aware of
the deaths .
He said , “ All I know is one was actually hit by a bullet .
The police arrested five or six of the warring cult
members involved in the violent clash .
“ As for the deaths , I don ’ t know . If the one who was
injured died , maybe it was as a result of excessive
bleeding . It is possible he died afterwards . ”

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