…Only three were killed- Police
The plan was to scuttle the peace in the area –LGA Chair
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
At least eleven people were on Friday night gunned down at Omoku town, the headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area (ONELGA) of Rivers State by suspected cultists who invaded the area.
It was learnt that two people, including a popular medical doctor in the area, Dr. Erike were kidnapped by the invaders during the raid.
There has been series of killings in Omoku at the recent time following the battle between two rival cult groups in the area, the Icelanders and the newly emerged Greenlanders.
The Nation gathered that one of the cult groups believed to be members of the Greenlanders gang, on Friday night, invaded the area and unleashed mayhem on the residents, killing eleven people.
A source in the area, Mr. Michael who related the development to The post said the Greenlanders invaded the area with heavy gunfire, adding that several people including the Special Adviser to the Caretaker Chairman of ONELGA on Sports and Youths Affairs, Mr. Smart Igwe, were inflicted with bullet wounds.
Michael disclosed that the gunmen firstly stormed Dan Street, Omoku, killed four persons and abducted two of their victims, before heading for Obigwe community where three people were killed.
He also said that the killers later on Saturday morning revisited Omoku, by 6a.m and allegedly operated till 9a.m, killing four more people.
Meanwhile, the CTC chairman of the LGA, Mr. Isaac Umejuru has described the renewed attack in the area as regrettable.
Umejuru who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Obed Douglas, tagged the hoodlums as enemies of ONELGA who are bent on scuttling his peace efforts in the area.
He called on youths in the state to shun violence and other acts capable of destroying the relative peace in the state.
The Rivers State Police Spokesman Ahmad Muhammad, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) who confirmed that only three cultists were killed said the killing was purely cult related.