16 dead as cult war resumes in Rivers


By Davies Iheamnachor

PORT HARCOURT—NO fewer than 16 people are feared dead following cult crises that broke out in two different local government areas of Rivers State, Sunday.

Cult clash

Situational tribalists and a naïve populace(Opens in a new browser tab)

It was alleged that 14 people were killed by the said cultists at Kono Boue and Gbam Boue communities of Khana council, while two people were killed in Ishiodu village, Emohua community, Emohua council.

It was also gathered that seven people were abducted when the bandits struck at Khana council, while many properties were also destroyed.

However, there are conflicting reports on the number of deaths in the Khana incident. Whereas some reported 20, others said 14, while the Police claimed five people lost their lives.

The clash in Khana is believed to be a reprisal attack from the Iceland cult over the killing of a notable member of their gang earlier.

The Paramount Ruler of Kono Bo-ue community in Khana council, HRH,…

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