Four people shot dead as cultists invade two communities in Rivers State

An indigene of the community simply identified as Innocent, who confirmed the incident said members of the two warring gang clashed in the community, shooting sporadically which lasted for hours. It was learnt that after the shooting, two young men, identified as Orji Ebere and Chinda Amadi were found dead, while several others were found lying helplessly with bullet wounds and were rushed to hospital.



At Ubima, it was also claimed that two persons were killed in the community following the shooting. The corpses have since been deposited at the morgue by the rampaging youths. The victims at Ubima are yet to be named but are said to be both cultists. This recent attack is said to have forced many inhabitants to flee their home for fear of being caught up with stray bulletsNo fewer than four dead bodies have been deposited in the mortuary after gunmen believed to be members of cult groups invaded two communities, Omerelu and Ubima in Ikwerre Local Government Area shooting sporadically on Friday night.



Two persons were feared dead at Omerelu and two others at Ubima, while several others sustained bullet wounds in a fresh clash between members of suspected rival cultists in the two neighbouring Communities in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.

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