Comrade Unukoro Efemena the UPU Youthwing worldwide president reported on his facebook handle how his car was attacked by unknown gun men and Mr Austine Emu, an anti-cult fighter assassinated.
It took the swift response of the Abraka DPO who personally led the Operation and some Indigenes to block all access points in the community hence they were forced to abandoned my boy along the river bank.
His mobile phones were stolen, we later saw my Lexus jeep along Okagbare hotel Road. Comrade Nicholas was picked up by 9pm along Ivie road and released by 1:50am.
I Comrade Umukoro Efemena, I am an Ethnic Youth President. I have defensed the youths with my contacts and influence. I have bailed so many for free. Even the ones tag cultist I have equally assisted a lot of them.
I have NEVER EVER been a cultist in my entire life and I don’t intend joining anyone at this age. my vision WAS to see how we can take off violent from Cultism to avoid senseless killing of themselves but now see what they are doing”.
The Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor, has condemned the Saturday, 5th December 2020, assassination of Mr. Ogu-Chinuwa Austyne Emuamaka, the leader of the Anti-Cult Volunteer Corps in the state, calling it a saddening incident.
In a press statement signed by his Press Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Enebeli, he said that the killing of any human being by a fellow human is cruel, and should be condemned by all well-meaning Nigerians, as any form of life is sacred before God and man.
He stated that his work as an anti-cult fighter had over the years brought sanity to many communities in Delta State, as he at various times undertook enlightenment campaigns to many communities and institutions of learning advocating against cult activities, highlighting its disadvantages.
The Deputy Speaker further stated that with the rise in all forms of insecurity in the state, and increasing number of cult related attacks in Delta State, after the #EndSARS protest, there is the need to continue the war against any form of criminality such as cultism.
The statement reads in part: “The news of the death of Mr. Austin Emu, the Leader of the Anti-Cult Volunteer Corps in Delta State is one bad news too many. His death is saddening. Delta State, and Ndokwa has lost one of its finest.”
“His efforts to fight cult activities had been so encouraging. He was passionate about it, going from communities, liaising and bonding with government agencies and non-governmental organisation to campaign against all form of cultism in our society.”
He however, called on the relevant authorities to investigate, and find the killers of Mr. Emu, advising that the war against cult activities should not die.
“I call on the police and all security agencies to investigate, and ensure that those who had committed the heinous crime are brought to justice. The war against all form of cultism should be sustained. It should not be allowed to die,” he said.
Comrade Unukoro Efemena condemned assassination of Emu.