PORT HARCOURT – About fifteen persons were killed by suspected cultists in Omoku, headquarters of Ogba Egbema Ndoni local government area on Friday night.
Community sources who did not want their names in print said some of those killed were beheaded by the assailants. They said the suspected cultists who were heavily armed struck in the community between the hours of 8pm till about 10pm unchallenged.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmad Muhammad confirmed the death of six in the sad incident, saying it was largely a battle for supremacy among rival cult groups in the area.
“The incident is reasonably believed to be a battle of supremacy between rival cult groups in the town. As it is now the situation is under control as more anti riot policemen were drafted to reinforce the existing security in the town. As for casualties, six dead bodies of the suspected cultists were recovered “, he said,
The shooting created tension and panic in the council headquarters as many residents reportedly ran indoors. ” When we came out this morning we started hearing wailing in several homes. A man and his wife were among those killed. Some were even be headed “, one of the sources said.
This incident came barely twenty four hours a former member of the 5th House of Assembly representing the local government area and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Hon Monday Eleanya was shot dead on Ada George road in Port Harcourt while driving out of his compound.