Battle For Cult Supremacy Claims 9 Lives On Valentines Day In Ikata Upata Ahoada East LGA
The Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, CP Effiong Okon has deployed tactical teams to Ikata, Upata Ahoada and its environs following cult clash that claimed NINE lives on Valentine’s day 14, February,2023 in Ikata, Upata kingdom in Ahoada East Local Government area.
Responding to enquiry by our reporter into the incident, the spokesperson for the Rivers State Police command, SP Grace Iringe who confirmed the incident said it was a cult clashed between two cult groups which claimed nine lives.
The Police image maker disclosed that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ahoada Police Division and Joint Task Force visited the area for on the spot assessment of crime scene and the security personnel destroyed the camp of the cultists.
SP Koko added that investigation is ongoing with a view to arresting fleeing members of the gang.
A source in the community told our reporter that two factions of suspected Greenland cult groups loyal to VIP and Ebuka exchanged gunfire in Ikata community for over thirty minutes which led to death of nine persons.
our source said it is a leadership tussle rocking the suspected Greenlanders cult groups in the area.
The source stated that the incident caused panic in the community as residents scampered for safety and business owners hurriedly closed their shops and stores to a avoid being caught by stray bullets.