Two suspected cultist have been stoned to death by rival gang members in Iwrekan and Otu-Jeremi communities in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The incident took place over the weekend close to Otu-Jeremi Junction in what appears to be a reprisal attack after another suspected cultist, simply identified as Karo, was axed to death at Iwrekan community, Vanguard reports.
The news medium quoted a source, as saying that the victim, who was killed at Iwrekan, was the leader of one of the cult groups in the area.
He said: “He (Karo) had just finished attending the swearing-in ceremony of the newly-inaugurated Iwrekan community executive when he was attacked by his assailants, who cut his head open with a battle axe.
“In a reprisal, members of his gang trailed two of his assailants to Otu-Jeremi Junction and stoned them to death.”
Onome Onowakpoyeya, the state police spokesman was unable to confirmed the incident.