Five Lives Lost As Cultists Disagree In Rivers
A victim killed by cultists
A sad day it was again in Omerelu community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State as cultists disagree and sent five people to an early grave on Thursday.
Information available to Nigeria News revealed that four out of the five victims that were killed have their heads yanked off from their body while the other was macheted to death.
It was also gathered that the incident was caused as a result of the cult group’s competition for the most powerful in the community.
The battle led to the immediate shut down of the most popular market in the area as traders lock up their shops and ran for safety.
Information available to Nigeria News also shows that this is not the first time such incident would occur in the community.
Duel between cult groups in the community has on several occasions led to the shut down of social activities and religious activities in the community.
An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity disclosed names of two of the victims of the incident as Omereji and Ezekiel, a.k.a. Aka Atta-Ohu.
Also, another source, named Innocent, a resident of the community who also witnessed the incident revealed that the cultists were heavily armed and they engage in shooting and maiming of one another during the battle.
Innocent further disclosed that security agents stormed the community and intervened in the incident after which calmness was returned to the community.
However, some residents of the community were said to have abandoned their homes and escaped to neighbouring communities for safety.
When Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Rivers Command, Nnamdi Omoni, disclosed that he is aware of the incident but cannot give details as at the time of filing this report.