Brutal cult clash leaves five dead in Rivers


Okon Effiong, CP, Rivers State

By Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Rival cult clash resulted in the death of five persons at Abuja Housing Estate, Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State on Saturday night.

Police confirmed that the shootout that ensued was between the invaders suspected to be members of the Greenland cult group and their rival, the Iceland cult group which resulted in the death of five persons and a woman who sustained gunshot injuries.

The corpses of the deceased reportedly littered around the Estate as at Sunday morning.

A resident of the community said residents scampered to safety and many others remained indoors for fear of being caught by stray bullets.

Our source disclosed that there was no security presence for over two hours.

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The source revealed that some residents around the area where the clash took place deserted the place on Sunday morning.

Iceland and Greenland cult groups have been involved in supremacy and territorial control battles in the past months with over 12 people reportedly killed.

It was learnt that the Police personnel from Ahoada Divisional Police headquarters in Ahoada town, visited the scene on Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, the Spokesperson for the Rivers State Police Command, SP Grace Iringe Koko confirmed that five persons were killed as a result of the clash.

She, however, assured that the Police’s tactical units had deployed to the area to restore peace and order just as investigations were on.

She gave the names of those killed as Chukwujeku Kingsley, 36 years, Chubuike ThankGod, 23 years and three others yet to be identified.

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