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Blood Flows In Rivers As Gunmen Kill Six, Sack Community

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Posted: May 30, 2016 at 9:39 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


Daniel Abia



Barely 24 hours after about eight people were killed in a community in Ahoada at least no fewer than six more persons have been killed in Ibaa community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State following a renewed attack by bandits.

Information has it that in the early hours of Sunday, some gunmen alleged to be members of Greenlanders cult group visited Ibaa community killing six people, Mr. Prince Nyenke, Mr. Dirinna, Mr. Kpomasiruchi, Mr. ThankGod Obisike and two others.

It was gathered that the gunmen had invaded the community in reprisal against its rival cult group, the Icelanders.

A source in the community who will not want to be identified in print disclosed that the gunmen laid siege to the community and operated freely without interruption from any quarters.

The source who was privy to the development noted that the strange visitors were moving from house to house in search of the members of the Icelanders.

It also said that the Greenlanders had chased the Icelanders out of their camp in the community and taken over the place.

It was also gathered that the mini-police post situated in the community had been closed since the shootout.

Meanwhile, the Caretaker Chairman of Emohua LGA, Mr. John Wokoma, who visited the affected people, described the situation as pathetic.

Addressing the displaced people of Ibaa community at Rumuji junction, Wokoma urged the sacked people to go back to the community.

The Council boss stated that the council would provide adequate security for the people of the displaced community.

Wokoma vowed that he would do everything at his reach to ensure protection of lives and property of the people of the area.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Police Command, DSP. Ahmad Muhammad confirmed that it was a cult clash for supremacy.

Muhammad noted that three casualties were recorded, but disclosed that peace had since returned to the area.

“It was a supremacy clash between deygbam and islander cult groups which left three fatal casualties; normalcy has since been restored due to police intervention,” he said.