The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has called on the Presidency and security agencies to investigate the recent killings in the state, saying that some of its members were affected.
The party, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt, yesterday, signed by its chairman, Davis Ikanya, said many of its members have been killed in some parts of the state by suspected cultists, allegedly working for a political party.
“Last Friday night, suspected members of the Icelanders cult group invaded Omoku and environs where they picked on selected houses of APC members and murdered some of the occupants. By the last count, 26 persons were shot dead and some beheaded.
“Eyewitness accounts revealed that the attack lasted from early evening up till 10pm, and despite calls to the police for help, there was no response until the killers finished their dastardly mission and left with some of the heads of those they killed.
“The APC notes that a few hours later, the Rivers State Police Command came out with a statement blaming the killings on a fight between rival cult groups. This is the most bizarre statement to come out of the police because they have not, to this moment, named the suspected cult groups”.