Reports reaching us suggest panic has engulfed Ngo, Asarama and many other communities in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State following the reported killing of a leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Etengo Etengo.
According tp city news port Harcourt who quoted a sources said Etengo was killed alongside his second-in-command in an attack by suspected cultists. The militant leader died following injuries inflicted on him by his attackers who engaged him in a shootout that lasted for over two hours on Monday.
Etengo who was said to have been ambushed before his reported killing had himself been fingered in alleged cult related killings in the area by natives.
A security source in the area confirmed the killings, saying, “They were fighting among themselves and I think he (Etengo) was ambushed and killed alongside his second-in-command. They are all cultists and they have been killing people.”
His killing, another source also said the incident has created tension which has spread across communities in Andoni as some residents have fled the mainly coastal area to safer towns nearby for fear of possible reprisals.
When contacted The public relations officer of the Rivers State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni said he has not been informed about the incident and would furnish press in due cause.