As the 2019 elections draw near, political violence between community youths in Effurun, Uvwie local government area of Delta State, over the course of the past two weeks has left five persons dead.
TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports the clash broke out around Jakpa area of the town, following disagreements between some supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The violence had since degenerated to clashes between cultists and community leaders in the area, with renewed fighting on Monday morning, as heads continue to roll.
While the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the incident, the circumstances that led to the early Monday killing were still sketchy.
Confirming the development, Aniamaka said the police had already started investigating the development.
“We have a case of murder here. At about 7am, one Friday Emajeke reported at the Ekpan police station that at about 1:30am he heard four gunshots, but he could not go out to confirm what was happening because of the security situation of the area.
“At about 6am, he went out and found one of his tenants identified as Emmanuel dead on the floor.
“After the report, police went to the place and discovered three more corpses in Emmanuel’s room; two females and one male.
“After evacuating the bodies, another corpse was discovered not too far from where the murders were recorded. In all, we have five corpses; three males and two females,” Aniamaka said.