Gunmen invade Rivers communities, kill 12


Gunmen, suspected to be cultists, again struck in three communities of Rivers State  on Monday and reportedly killed 12 persons.

While seven persons were allegedly mowed down in the Kaani Babbe community in the Khana Local Government Area of the state; five persons, including a 64-year-old man, were killed in a fresh cult clash in the Rumuohia and Rumuche communities in the Emohua Local Government Area.

It will be recalled that eight persons had reportedly lost their lives on Sunday when suspected cult members invaded the Mgbuodohia community, Rumuolumeni in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

There were two versions of the attack on the Kaani Babbe community as a source pointed out that it was not a cult clash, while another source insisted that cult members invaded the area.

Bright Oteh, Foundation Onuekwa and Junior Kayi were said to be among the five victims of the latest cult attack in Emohua.

It was learnt that three persons, who were hit by stray bullets, were rushed to a nearby hospital.

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