Cultists have gone on rampage in Rivers Sate and in the process slaughtered 15 persons.
This incident came barely twenty four hours a former member of the 5th House of Assembly representing the local government area and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Hon Monday Eleanya was shot dead on Ada George Road in Port Harcourt.
The killing is reported to have happened at Omoku, headquarters of Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area of the state on Friday night.
Those reportedly killed were butchered or beheaded by their assailants.
The suspected cultists were heavily armed and said to have operated unchallenged for hours.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmad Muhammad confirmed the death of six in the sad incident, saying it was largely a battle for supremacy among rival cult groups in the area.
“The incident is reasonably believed to be a battle of supremacy between rival cult groups in the town.
“As it is now the situation is under control as more anti riot policemen were drafted to reinforce the existing security in the town. As for casualties, six dead bodies of the suspected cultists were recovered “, he said,
The shooting created tension and panic in the council headquarters as many residents reportedly ran indoors.
“When we came out this morning we started hearing wailing in several homes. A man and his wife were among those killed. Some were even be headed “, a sources said.