Cultists invade Ibba community in Rivers, kill 8


Fresh attack has been reported in Ibaa Community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The latest attack left at least eight people dead.

DAILY POST gathered that armed cultist invaded the community in the wee hours of Friday and broke into the home of their targets to perpetrate the tragedy.

It was further gathered that four out of the five persons killed were beheaded.

A source within the community, Chimdi Emenike who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Port Harcourt, said a young lady was also among those killed by the ravaging cultists.

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According to Emenike, “Some cultists invaded the community and have killed over eight people. They killed and beheaded four people.

“The whole people are living in fear, but the killers were shouting in the night that we should not run that they know the people they are looking for.”

“We are calling on the state government and security operatives in the state to send security personnel and restore peace to our community.”

When contacted, spokesman of the State Police command, Nnamdi Omoni confirmed the incident.

Omoni said, “Cultists invaded the community today and killed some people believed to be rival cultists in reprisal. It is a cult related incident. The police are aware of it.

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“The Commissioner of Police in the state has mobilized personnel to the community to restore peace and fish out the perpetrators of the act.”

Ibaa has suffered some of the worst cases of cult clashes in recent past.

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