Unknown gunmen suspected to be members of the Icelanders cult group have beheaded five people in Edeoha town in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State.
It was gathered that a herbalist named Uwuma Ichocho aka Igwu who specializes in the extraction of bullets via traditional means from victims of gunshots was the target of the attack. A source disclosed that Ichocho was being patronized by two rival cult groups: the GreenLanders and the Icelanders.
The gunmen had got Information that some members of a rival cult group with gunshots were hiding at the home of Uwuma Ichocho allegedly for treatment of injuries suffered in a recent shot out between the two cult groups. The gunmen stormed Ichocho’s home around 1am this morning but discovered that their primary targets were already treated and discharged. They then descended on Ichocho and his household killing two of his workers, his son, his son’s friend and son to a police officer from a nearby Olakpata village who came on a visit, shot one of his wives and amputated both hands of the second wife.
The five men had their heads chopped off and bodies burnt in a room belonging to the Herbalist who was also killed. The heads were then dropped at a busy junction on Eketa road.
The cult war in Ahoada LGA has lingered with rival cult groups killing for supremacy. Same today, about 18 persons were allegedly also killed in a related cult clash in a nearby town in same local government area.
This cult wars extend to neighboring LGA’s like Onelga that has also witnessed gruesome killings in recent times.
As at the time of filling this report, the state police PRO could not be reached via phone but our sources are backed up with numerous testimonies accompanied with pictures and eye witness confirmations.
Source: Reports Afrique