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As four feared dead, scores wounded as cultists in Omerelu, Ubima wage gang war

Inhabitants fleeing from the war zone

…Several houses burnt, many residents flee for safety after a Cult clash In Omerelu and Ubima in Ikwerre LGA Rivers State

…Three days after Governor Nyesom Wike visited Ubima

Ibrahim bakare

At least corpses of four persons have been deposited in the mortuary after gunmen believed to be members of cult groups invaded two communities – Omerelu and Ubima in Ikwerre local government area shooting sporadically on Friday night of September 27.

At least two persons were feared dead at Omerelu and two others at Ubima, while several others sustained bullet wounds in a fresh clash between members of suspected rival cultists in the two neighbouring Communities in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.

An indigene of the community simply identified as Innocent, who confirmed the incident said members of the two worrying gangs clashed in the community, shooting sporadically which lasted for hours.

It was learnt that after the shooting, two young men identified as Orji Ebere and Chinda Amadi were found dead, while several others were found lying helplessly with bullet wounds and were rushed to hospital.

At Ubima also it was also claimed that two persons were killed in the community following the shooting and has since being deposited at the morgue by the rampaging youths. The victims at Ubima are yet to be named but are said to be both cultist.

This recent attack is said to have forced many inhabitants to flee their home for fear of been caught up with stray bullet.

Our source said several of them have fled the battle zone and their homes and those remaining are weak aged women, men and Children who probably don’t have where to go to in Port Harcourt.

Rivers State Police Command is yet to confirm the clash or issue statement on the latest killings in Omurelu and Ubima in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state but our source said more uniformed men were seen parading the area.

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Ubima is the community of two former Governors who are also Cousins, Celestine Omehia and Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, while Omerelu is the border community between Rivers and Imo States.

About three days ago, Governor Nyesom Wike was in community to commission a completed secondary School project and upgrade the stool of the Paramount ruler to first clash.

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