The Commander of the Delta Anti-cult Volunteer Corps, Mr. Austine Emu has been killed by suspected cultists in Kwale, Ndokwa West LGA of Delta State.

Community sources in Kwale told journalists in Asaba that the incident occurred on Saturday night after Emu had attended a meeting in the community.

“Austine was shot dead while returning from a meeting with the former Commissioner, representing Ndokwa West on the board of DESOPADEC.

“He was invited for a meeting at the house of the former commissioner, but unknown to him over twenty axe men where in the premises.

“After the meeting, he made to his car and was about driving out of the premises when he was shot at close range,” the source said.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the Delta Police Command, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed the killing of Emu.

She said investigation has commenced, but added that the police are yet to make any arrest in relation to the killing.