The Rivers State Police Command has commenced investigation into cult related killings that occurred in the old Port Harcourt Township of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, according to the Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, SP. Nnamdi Omoni.
Confirming the incident, Omoni however , noted that the number of casualties could not be ascertained at press time. He said: “I can confirm that there was a cult clash yesterday at the town axis of Port Harcourt. Two rival cult groups engaged themselves in a senseless war of supremacy.
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“On getting the distress call, we mobilised and we chased them and we were able to recover one of their pistol guns. The manhunt for the cultists still continues. So far we have no case of reported casualty. The Commissioner of Police has declared war against the criminals.”
Africa Update gathered from sources that two cult groups in the area had engaged in a supremacy battle of who should control the area resulting in the alleged casualties. This development has thrown residents of Bende, Victoria and Bagham Streets into palpable fear.