Gunmen unleash mayhem, kill 11 in Rivers


Gunmen suspected to be members of Greenlanders cult group, on Wednesday and yesterday, invaded two communities in Omoku, headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area, killing at least 11 people, including a pregnant woman.
Nigerian Pilot gathered that the cultists had on Wednesday night, kidnapped two persons, including a popular medical doctor known as Dr. Erike after shooting sporadically, thus leaving several persons dead.
Nigerian Pilot further gathered that the invaders left several persons, including the Special Adviser to the Caretaker Chairman of ONELGA on Sports and
Youths Affairs, Mr. Smart Igwe, with bullet wounds.
A source in the area who spoke with Nigerian Pilot said the first attack was on Dan Street, Omoku, where the cultists killed at least four persons and abducted two before heading for Obigwe community where at least three people were killed.
“They later attacked around 6.00am on yesterday and operated till about 9am killing more four persons. The victims included a pregnant woman and an elderly woman.
The attack was carried out by suspected members of Greenlanders. They (Greenlanders) are alleging that some politicians are patronising the Iceland group. That the politicians gave some jobs slots out to them (Icelanders), so that angered them and they decided to attack”, said the source.
Meanwhile, the ONELGA Caretaker Chairman, Mr. Isaac Umejuru has described the attack as regrettable. Umejuru who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Obed Douglas, described the attackers as
enemies of ONELGA who are bent on scuttling his peace efforts in the area.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the State, DSP Ahmad Muhammad confirmed the incident, but said it was purely cult related, adding that three suspected cultists died in the clash.

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Source:: Nigerian Pilot