By G9ija

Delta State Government has condemned the spike in cases of cult-related killings in the state, cautioning that it will not condone further acts capable of causing mayhem in the state.

The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, gave the warning on Monday at a news conference in Asaba.

The commissioner was reacting to increasing number of cult related clashes in some parts of the state where some persons have been reportedly killed by rival cult groups.

He said the police and the state government were working closely to arrest the ugly development.

The information commissioner posited that the State Commissioner of Police is ready to prosecute any suspect caught in cult related activities across the state.

Aniagwu urged community leaders to assist police and other security agencies in the state to apprehend suspected cultists.

The commissioner revealed that plans were at advanced stage for inauguration of the Operation Delta Hawk which will help to improve the security architecture and tackle crimes including cultism.

He commended the Delta State Police Command for their efforts so far in tackling criminality in the state and urged them to do more.