Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
Two persons including the former President of Eleme Youth Council, Isaac Obe, have been shot dead by suspected cultists in Alode community in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The identity of the other victim could not be ascertained at the time of filing the report.
It was leant that the former youth leader was attacked by the gunmen, while entering his residence in Alode community.
The State Police Command has confirmed that two persons were shot dead in Alode community by suspected cultists yesterday.
State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Omoni Nnamdi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), who confirmed this, said the gunmen escaped before the police arrived the scene of incident.
Nnamdi said the police was able to restore normalcy to the community after youths of the area went on rampage following the attack by suspected cultists.
He said the Commissioner of Police, CP Zaki Ahmed, has ordered immediate investigation into the matter, adding that no arrest has so far been made.