Cult War: 4 Killed, Houses Burnt Down In Rivers Community

Cult War: 4 Killed, Houses Burnt Down In Rivers Community

LGA boss, Monarch call for calm

Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt

Four persons were feared dead and several houses burnt down in an attack  said to have been carried out at the weekend by rival cultists in Akporo-Sogho community, Khana Local government of Rivers State  .

The authority of Khana Local Government Area has confirmed the attack in Akporo-Sogho community, saying it was the handiwork of suspected cultists.

The Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Khana Local Government Area, Baridah Nsaanee, led a team of security personnel, accompanied by the Bori Divisional Police Officer, Cletus Omuoke, to inspect the damages done by the suspected cultists.

 Nsaanee, has called on the people of Akporo-Sogho community to remain calm and allow security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of the act.

The CTC Chairman also warned cultists in the area, that the amnesty offered to them by Rivers State Government would not shield them from prosecution, if they returned to crime.

In the meantime, the Paramount Ruler of Akporo-Sogho community, Abel Abalubu, has appealed to the authorities of Khana Local Government Area and the State Police Command to ensure the presence of security personnel in the community to forestall further killings by cult groups in the area.