Four deadly cultists shot dead in gun-battle with police in Rivers


Guns, others recovered from the cultists

By Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have shot four suspected cultists dead, during a gun-duel at Rundele Community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The incident occurred on Friday.

Commissioner of Police, CP Nwonyi Polycarp Emeka, displayed the bodies of those killed during a news conference at the Police headquarters, Moscow Road, Port Harcourt.

He said those killed were part of notorious cult members of Degbam Cult group that attacked Mgbuelia community and killed four persons and beheaded two in Emohua local government area.

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Nwonye said the cultists on sighting the police officers and local vigilante members engaged them in a gun-battle, which led to the death of the four of them.

Nwonye identified the dead suspects as Chinumeze ,popularly called ‘Nigger-Roy’, Chisa Orji, Okona Okwu and one other yet to be identified suspected members of the cult group.

The CP reiterated his vow on resumption of duty to take the war to criminals in their various hideouts and to rid the state of criminal elements.

He insisted that the command, under his watch would do everything possible to ensure security of lives and properties of Rivers people.

Nwonye listed exhibits recovered as from the deceased as two pump action guns, one locally made gun and empty cartridges of AK 47.

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