Commercial activities have been halted as suspected cult members in Obiaruku, Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State have shot dead an Anti-Cult Volunteer Commander, Mr. Akudo Kennachor at a drinking joint in the Area.
In view of this, shops have been shut down by their owners for fear of not being arrested by the police who have embarked on the raiding the hideouts of suspected cult members.
An eyewitness stated that the deceased was trailed to the joint where he was shot at a close range.
The Divisional Police Officer in Obiaruku did not answer phone calls put across to his mobile phone.
Contacted, the Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka promised to get back when he has enough facts on the matter.
Only recently, some suspected cult members were arrested for illegal gathering and involving in cult related activities.
Following the dastard incident, the State Anti-Cult Volunteer Corps met with the leaders of the community, youths and Vigilante groups to ensure peace and reduce cultism to the barest minimum in the area