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- On May 13, 2019
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Igbudu market under siege over cult activities
By Dafe Omoko
Traders in Igbudu Market as well as residents in the market area in Warri are now under siege following the renewed hostilities between two rival street cult groups that claimed two lives at the weekend.
The fear of attack by rival street cult groups was so palpable in the air such that business premises, including filling stations night clubs and joints hurriedly close business in the early evening since Monday, May 6, 2019 as the people in the area are compelled to observe a self- imposed curfew due to the nefarious activities of the cultists. It indeed reminds many of the infamous Warri ethnic crisis when most places were like graveyards.
Government security agencies were yet to respond to the situation at as the time of filling this report as some ladies who were running for their dear lives from the Hausa Quarters to the Warri Garage area told our correspondent that they were dispossessed of their valuables by armed bandits believed to be members of one of the rival groups. They informed that one the ladies was stabbed with a dagger by the hoodlums.
Meanwhile gallant armed men of Red Bar Vigilante Security Organization based in the Warri Garage area were seen coming out to provide security at about 9: 00 p m on the fateful day.
Some residents who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity appealed to government security agencies particularly the police to rescue traders and residents from the ugly situation by restoring normalcy to the area.