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Cultists behead four in Rivers, kill three others


[FILES] Suspected cultists on Friday night beheaded four persons in Omuoko, Aluu Community of Rivers state.

Suspected cultists on Friday night beheaded four persons in Omuoko, Aluu Community in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.

A Community source disclosed that the hoodlums invaded the area,searched for their targets and beheaded persons known Rhino, Justice Azubuike, Nwobueze Eric Woke, and one other whose identity is not yet known. The source added that, the armed gang invaded the area with heavy gunfire, shooting sporadically without interference from security operatives.

It gathered that one of the victims, Azubuike, just got admission into Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Iwofe, Port Harcourt, before the incident. Similarly, in Rumuekini in Obio-Akpor Local Council of the State, an electrical and generator repairer was killed at his home after close of work.

The motive behind his killing is yet unknown and the killers are still at large. Also, gunmen were said to have trailed and killed the Community Development Committee Chairman of Rumuodogo 1, Community, in Emohua Local Government Area of the State, Mr. Eze-otto Ishmael.

Narating the ordeal, one of the children of the late CDC chairman, Ovundah Eze, said his father was killed in Rumuaghorlu Community, at about 7pm by unknown gunmen while returning home.

He noted that his late father received several threat calls from cult groups in Emuoha, adding that his late father reported the threats to security agencies but no action was taken.

Ovundah said, the boys who killed his father came in a Toyota Camry car and fully armed.

He added that the bandits after killing their father also chased him (Ovunda) and his other brother, adding that they narrowly escaped death.

Efforts to reach the State Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni was futile as his phones rang severally without response and text message sent to him was ignored.

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