Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command say they have arrested over seven persons in connection to a cult war that claimed five lives in Omudioga Community, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Nnamdi Omoni, over the weekend, noted that the seven persons were arrested during the police raid of cultists’ hideouts in the community.
Omoni said that the police team had visited the community during the incident and that peace and normalcy have so far returned in the area.
The Rivers police spokesman confirmed that lives were lost in the clash, but quickly noted that the incident was cult war.
Two cult gangs terrorizing the area, Deygbam and the Icelander groups, had at the weekend engaged in battle of supremacy.
It was gathered that Deygbam cultists invaded the community and killed at least five suspected Iceland cultists.
A source in the community who pleaded anonymity told The post that shooting lasted for over six hours without interruption.
The source stated that out of the five people killed that one was beheaded and his head taken away by the bandits.
Meanwhile, Omudioga youth President, Mr. Chinyere Amadi, who spoke told our correspondent that residents of the community are yet to return fully after the shooting.
Amadi disclosed that one Ezeka Nwadike and Prince Omata were among those killed in cult clash.