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Cultists sack police station, kill 11 in Rivers communities



Cultists sack police station, kill 11 in Rivers communities
The reign of terror in Rivers State continued on Sunday, as some gunmen suspected to be members of a cult group, attacked a police station and also killed about 11 persons in three communities in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.
According to reports, the gunmen attacked Rumuji Divisional Police Headquarters, allegedly overpowered the officers on night duty and rescued detainees in the cell, after which they broke into the armory of the station and made away with guns and ammunition.
The cultists were said to have visited three communities in the area, Rumuji, Ovogo and Rumuewhuo, where suspected members of a rival cult group were killed.
The names of some of the victims were given as  Mr. Nature Oti, Ikechi, Onyebuchi Omuruka, Mr. Chima Omuruka, Mr. Lucky Okwakpam, Mr. Nyovele and others.
A police source in the area said the police station came under a heavy gunfire attack by some bandits.
The source also disclosed that seven people were shot dead in Ovogo community, two in Rumuji and two others in Rumuewhuo communities, adding that residents of the communities are beginning to desert their homes.
He said: “The residents of Ovogo community woke up this morning to witness a lot of dead bodies. There was much shooting last night. The entire Ovogo, Rumuewhuo and Rumuji communities have been deserted because of fear.”
Confirming the develooment, Rivers State Police spokesman, Ahmad Muhammad, said: “There was something like that but no casualties on either sides.”
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