In order to curb the rising cases of cult clashes resulting in several killings, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ali Ari on Thursday summoned all Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and Area Commanders as well as officers heading sensitive positions for an emergency meeting in Asaba, the state capital.
The Daily Times exclusively learnt that the emergency meeting which lasted for two and half hours started at 10.05am.
It was learnt that the CP gave a matching order to the officers to go after cult members in their various jurisdictions and fish them out.
According to a reliable source at the meeting, “the CP ordered that he will not tolerate any loophole in any division or command where cultists clash spilling blood.
“He also threatened to deploy any officer in whose station witness cult clash without arresting the cultists.”
The CP who confirmed the story himself, added that, “l warned them (officers) that l don’t want to hear of kidnappings or cult clash. They must get them arrested and be dealt with according.”
He disclosed that he “also ordered heads of intelligence units and tactical teams to fish out these criminal. I will make sure Delta State is too hot for them to operate,” he warned.
It would be recalled that a student of the Delta State University (DELSU) was recently murdered by suspected cultists.
Similarly there were several cult clashes last week in various parts of the state
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