Four persons were yesterday feared dead in Ibaa community, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State as rampaging cultists took over the community, shooting sporadically.
The shooting, which was said to have started in the early hours and lasted for about five hours, made scores of residents flee the community.
Although no one could say precisely what caused the attack, but some community folks said it could be a reprisal from the hoodlums.
State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmed Muhamaad, confirmed the incident, saying security men had moved in to restore nomalcy.
“The command is aware of the incident. Our men are already there while normalcy has since been restored. Three suspects are in Police custody in connection with the incident,” he said.
A community source, who said he saw at least four corpses being conveyed in a Police patrol vehicle corroborated the position of the Police image maker that peace had returned to the area.