Three feared killed as cultists clash in Rivers
Posted by News Express | 8 April 2021 | 169 times
By MIKE ODIEGWU, Port Harcourt
Three persons have been feared killed following a bloody clash by cultists at the old Port Harcourt township area of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, Rivers State.
It was gathered the violence had thrown residents of Bende, Victoria and Bagham streets into a panic.
The two cult groups in the area were said to have engaged in a supremacy battle to gain control of the area.
A source, who spoke in confidence, said the war started around 8 pm, adding one Dike and Biggy were among the people feared killed.
Public Relations Officer of the Rivers Police Command, SP. Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the development, noted the number of casualties was yet to be ascertained.
Omoni disclosed that the shooting was following a cult war, adding that police had restored calm in the area.
Omoni said: “I can confirm that there was a cult clash yesterday at the town axis of Port Harcourt. Two rival cult groups engaged themselves in a senseless war of supremacy.
“On getting the distress call, we mobilised and we chased them and we were able to recover one of their pistol guns. The manhunt for the cultists still continues.
“So far we have no case of reported casualty. The Commissioner of Police has declared war against the criminals.” (The Nation)
Source: News Express
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