Monday, 5 September 2016

Two killed as cultists clash again in Rivers

Two persons were, on Sunday night, shot dead during a cult clash in Egita community in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.
It was learnt that the two cult groups, Icelanders and the Greenlanders that have been terrorising the area, were locked in a war of supremacy.
A community source told our correspondent that the cause of the recent clash was still not known, but that the boys in the area had not clashed for a long time now.

The source gave the names of the victims as Mr. Chikodi Orikoha and Nwatata Geraldine, adding that they were indigenes of Akabuta and Egita communities.
He disclosed that another victim, Mr. Promise Udoh, was shot in the leg, and he is receiving treatment.

The source said, “Two people were killed on Sunday night during a shootout between cult groups in Egita Community.
“The Icelanders and Greenland cult gangs engaged in a fierce gun battle. Victims are from Akabuta and Egita communities in Egi clan in Onelga.
“Names of those killed in the inter-cult war are Chikodi Ijeoma Orikoha and Nwatata Geraldine, while Promise Udo was shot in the leg.”

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Police Command, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, said he was aware of the development.
Omoni, who noted that he did not have the details as at press time, added, “We are working on that report. I am yet to get the full details,” he said.

Source: Punch

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