Bloodbath As Cultists Behead Five In Rivers State Community
By Oladapo Okeowo
The Egbeda community in Rivers state is in a state of unrest after violent clashes between rival cult groups in the locale.
Reports say that no fewer than five persons are feared dead.
According to the Saturday PUNCH, a source told them the two cults involved, the Icelanders and the Greenlanders were locked in a war of supremacy; a settling of scores to see who gets to control the community.
The cultists went on a rampage, killing and beheading their victims.
This spate of violence has led to an exodus as the inhabitants do not feel safe and believe their best decision is to leave the community to the warring groups.
“Several people have been killed now in the community. I saw about five people. The boys are killing and cutting off people’s heads. There is fear in the community, so people are moving out,” the source said.
Added to these, the violence and its perpetrators move around the community unmolested as the security operatives have not come around to enforce law and order.
According to a resident who was interviewed by Saturday Punch, the killings started on Wednesday.
He said, “There is panic in the community. I don’t know the actual number of people killed, but they have killed more than five people since the incident started.
“We are calling on the government and security operatives to intervene. Our people are suffering; right now, they are in other communities.”
Most senior officers of the Rivers State Police Command were out of the state to pay their last respects to the late Commissioner of Police, Francis Odesanya.