Rivers: Unknown gun men unleach mayhem from house to house in Rivers State...
Unknown gunmen suspected to be cultist stormed Omoku in Ogba/Egbema and Ndoni Local Government Area on Friday night killing 7 persons, before the arrival of security operatives.
According to residents of the area, the gunmen operated freely for a while before the arrival of security operatives. Among those killed was an APC chieftain, Godspower Ayodu.
The chairman of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area, Mr. Austin Ahiamadu, who spoke to reporters on Saturday the gunmen moved from house to house to unleash mayhem. Ahiamadu, confirmed that seven people died in the attack. He however,urged residents of the area to be calm, assuring that security operatives had begun patrolling the place to avert a repeat of the incident.
He said, “Unknown gunmen invaded Omoku and started by killing an elder of the APC and few other people. The figure I cannot immediately say because of the security situation, but it is more than five. I appeal to the people of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni to remain calm as security agents have been patrolling the area.”
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer of the State, Mr. Ahmad Mohammad, said the attack was due to rivalry between two cult groups.
“It was a suspected clash of rival cult groups. Investigation has commenced. People with information of any person with bullet wounds can assist the police in this regard,” he said.