There was palpable tension on Sapele road by Rock of Ages Christian Assembly as residents and motorists scampered for safety following a faceoff between some police officers and suspected cultists who were alleged shot sporadically into the air.
Edo State Police Public Relations Officer DSP Kotongs Bello said eight persons have been arrested in faceoff between some suspected cultists and police officers in Oben, Sapele road.
Video footages provided by residents shows that activities within the area were temporarily disrupted.
According to some eyewitnesses who declined camera interview, trouble started when some suspected cultists on their way to bury a colleague were shooting into the air a situation which attracted attention of police officers.
They said the development led to a verbal exchange and sporadic gunshots which created tension in the area.
Though normalcy have returned to the area Edo State Police Public Relations Officer DSP Kotongs Bello in a telephone interview said the eight arrested suspected cultists are being investigated.
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