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Cultists kill siblings, one other in Rivers

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By Davies Iheamnachor

PORT HARCOURT—THREE persons, were, yesterday, killed by suspected cultists in Ipoo community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Vanguard learned that the victims, Ogechi Amesi and his brother Chinumezi Amesi, natives of Ibaa community in Emohua council, and one other person, yet to be identified, were killed at Ipoo community, while they were at work in their barbing salon.

One of the victims’ brothers, Iheanyi Njoku, told Vanguard that the suspected cultists stormed the barber’s shop owned by the two brothers and opened fire, killing three and leaving one other with bullet wounds.

The Public Relations Officer of the state’s Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, said he has not been informed of the development.

However, a senior Police officer attached to Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, confirmed the incident to Vanguard, adding that security operatives have been put on alert and have moved in to restore normalcy.

The officer added that the remains of two of the victims have been deposited at a mortuary, while one has been buried in Ipoo.

Meanwhile, the member representing Ikwerre constituency in Rivers State House of Assembly, Azubuike Wanjoku, has condemned the killing at Ipoo, describing it as inhuman.

Wanjoku averred that it is bad for anyone to take the life of another person and tasked security operatives to ensure that those behind the tragedy are fished out and prosecuted.


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