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Police mobilize officers as suspected cultists declare war on rivals in Port Harcourt

Men of the Rivers State Police Command have been mobilized to the Diobu axis of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area after series of activities of rampaging cultists.

The suspected cultists who were about 50 in number, and who were heavily armed with harmful weapons invaded the Eagle Island, Timber, Echue, launched an attack on and robbed passers-by and owners of shops.

It was gathered that the suspected cultists belong to a group who member was reportedly killed last Sunday night.

The deceased person suspected to be a cultist was reportedly killed by a faction of the same cult group in Mile two Diobu Port Harcourt.

An eyewitness revealed that he “ran into” the hands of the cultists while they were looking for their supposed opponents.

The eyewitness narrated that the innocent people had to run for their own safety as the members of the cult robbed people of their properties.

The spokesperson of the police command in the state, Grace Iringe-Koko is yet to react to the incident.

Meanwhile, about 5 police patrol vans have been seen in the area.

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