- Persons said to be cultists attacked a village in Rivers state, killing four persons, including a pregnant teenager whose stomach was ripped open and baby taken away
- One of the victims was also a pastor who was reportedly abducted as he went fishing with his son, tied to a tree and cut in pieces until he died
- The Rivers state police command has confirmed the incident and launched a manhunt to apprehend and prosecute the killers
Unknown persons on Wednesday, April 18, killed a pregnant teenager, ripped her stomach open, and made away with the baby; three others were also killed during the incident, Vanguard reports.
The gruesome incident took place in Rumuoro village, Ogbakiri clan, Emohua local government area of Rivers state, and it has led to panic and fear in the community.
NAIJ.com learnt that the victims include Miss Queen Ada Amah, Miss Mini Elizabeth, Pastor Joseph Nheme, and Kingsley Owhonda.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a community source reportedly disclosed that Pastor Iheme was shot at the riverside while fishing with his son, Godknows Iheme. The son reportedly narrowly escaped being killed by the invaders who took the father’s corpse away.
Detailing the mode of death further, the source disclosed that the pastor was abducted and taken to a bush where he was tied to a tree and cut in pieces until he died.
The same source disclosed that Queen Ada Amah, the pregnant teenager, was killed; after which, her stomach was opened by the killers, who took the baby away.
According to the source, the other female victim, Miss Mini Elizabeth, was captured along with Queen. She was killed and buried by the attackers. Both ladies had previously gone to fetch water together, before the killers struck.
The invasion was reportedly confirmed by the public relations officer of the Rivers State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, who added that a fisherman had also lost his life after he was hit by a stray bullet at the waterfront.
He said the killers had been identified as cultists from a neighbouring village in Ogbakiri; and that they shot sporadically as they invaded the Rumuoro village. Omoni disclosed that a manhunt had been launched to apprehend and prosecute the killers.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers revealed how Don Wanny, the notorious cult leader who was killed for allegedly masterminding the death of about 19 people on New Years Day in the state, planned another attack before his death.
Wike spoke on Viewpoint, a programme on Rhythm FM in Port Harcourt, saying the cult leader planned a new attack before he was fished out by security agencies.
He also denied ever sponsoring Don Wanny as had been alleged by some people, just as he further denied ever buying a gun for anybody to carry out criminal activities or support him during elections.
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