The Rivers State Police command has confirmed that four persons were beheaded on Friday, February 16, 2018.
The police also paraded 55 suspects arrested for various criminal activities, while at least five persons have been reported dead following a violent cult clash in Rivers.
The incident happened at Omerelu community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State. Omerelu is a boundary community between Rivers and Imo states. Two of the victims were simply identified as Omereji and Ezekiel, a.k.a. Aka Atta-Ohu.
Narrating the incident, a community source said “the incident has led to the closure of daily market, church services and other social activities in Omerelu as we speak.
“Security operatives have moved into the community, but even with their presence, frightened residents are fleeing Omerelu.”
When contacted, Rivers Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident, promising to give clearer details later.
Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State governor, had given marching orders to security agencies to hunt down cult leaders terrorizing the state.
Wike in a comprehensive list released during his state wide broadcast on the killing of Don Wanny, said security forces should not spare any of the listed suspects.
He said the suspects have refused to take advantage of the Amnesty offer of the state government thereby causing mayhem in different Local Government areas of the state.
The Rivers state Governor also announced a twenty million naira bounty for anyone who offers information about the whereabouts of the suspects.