In Rivers,  Army Kills 5 Suspected Cultists

January 4, 2017, 9:28 pm

The Nigerian Army in Rivers State on Wednesday said its men shot and killed five suspected cultists during a fierce gun battle in Omoku, headquarters of Ogba Egbema Ndoni local government area of the state. 

General Officer Commanding 6Division, PortHarcourt, Major General Kasimu Abdulkarim, further told journalists in Port Harcourt that five AK 47riffles had so far been recovered by the army from hoodlums in the local government area since the New Year.  

“The army has recorded appreciable success in its bid to rid the local government of cultists and brigands. We have recovered a total of five AK47 rifles from cultists in the area since January 1st,” he disclosed.  

Abdulkarim explained that the his men had overwhelmed hoodlums in the local government area while a source in the community confirmed that the army responded to a distress call in Omoku on Tuesday night when the cultists stormed the town shooting sporadically. 

The cultists were said to have killed two young men in the community before the arrival of the soldiers who engaged them in a duel.

The corpses of two of the cultists recovered on Palace Road in the area were displayed at the Police station in Omoku.

The other three were found at the end of the battle with the soldiers. 

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