The cultists stormed the community in the wee hours of Sunday, April 7, killing eight persons and injuring many others; However, the police in the state confirming the incident said three people were killed in the attack
An early morning invasion of Mgbuodohia community in Rumuolumeni, Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers state have led to the death of eight people in the state, according to legit.
The Nation reports that some gunmen stormed the community in the wee hours of Sunday,
April 7, killing eight persons and injuring many others. Confirming the incident, the chairman of the community, Sunny Odum, said the victims were killed in the attack.
Describing the killings and invasion of the community as strange, Odum urged residents to return to their homes.
He also assured that security operatives in the state were already on top of the matter and will track the attackers in no time.
Other sources in the community also said members of the cult group had invaded the community in search of members of their rival cult members.
The members were said to moved from house to house in search of targets (rival cultists) in the area and in the process fished out and killed eight of them.
It was gathered that the incident caused panic in the area, causing residents to desert the place in fear of reprisal attack.
However, in his reaction to the incident, the spokesperson for the Rivers state police command, Nnamdi Omoni, said three persons were killed in the attack.
Omoni said the police have also made some arrests and that the suspects are helping the police in their investigations.
“It was a cult fight and as at the time i got report from Rumuolumeni Police Division today, only three persons were confirmed dead while several others who sustained gun-shot injuries were being treated at different hospitals.
“Some persons have been arrested in connection with the incident and they are helping the Police in their investigations,” Omoni said.
He further urged residents of the community who deserted their homes to return as normalcy have been restored.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Lagos state police command had arrested a deadly group of people whose specialty is to organise primary and secondary school students and initiate them into a deadly cult group known as Awawa.
They were able to lay their hands on these suspects due to the help of a particular observant teacher.
It was gathered that the said lady who dispenses her duties as a Guidance and Counselling teacher in a public primary and secondary school named Egan Community School had noticed a sinister mark on the lower jaws of some students.