Seven persons who are suspected to be cultists have been arrested by the Rivers State Police Command over alleged involvement in a cult clash that claimed five persons in Omudioga Community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, disclosed that seven suspects were apprehended during the operation of a special security team in the community.
Omoni, who is a Deputy Superintended of Police, stated that the police team visited and had restored peace to the community.
He also noted that lives were lost as a result of cult war, stressing that the development led to the drafting security operatives to the community.
He said, “There was a case of cult war in that community, but there is presence of police in the community. As it stands now, there is normalcy.
“The police have arrested seven people. They are helping the police in the investigation. We are warning cultists to repent or face the full weight of the law.”
Deygbam and the Icelander cult groups had on Wednesday clashed over who would control Omudioga community.
But a source in the community told Southern City News that the Deygbam cultists invaded the community and killed some persons believed to be members of the Icelanders cult group.
The Omudioga Youth President, Mr. Chinyere Amadi, told our correspondent that residents of the community had yet to return home after the shooting.
Amadi named some of the victims of the attack as Ezeka Nwadike and Prince Omata, and requested continued security presence in the community.
Source :( Punch Newspaper )