From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt


Unknown gunmen have killed four persons and beheaded two among them on Monday night, in Rundele community, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Daily Sun gathered that the hoodlums beheaded two members of a local vigilance group in the community known as Rundele Security and Peace Advisory Council (RUSPAC).

The victims were simply identified as Endurance, Aboy, and his (Aboy) biological brother, Onyema.

Also, the yet-to-be-identified hoodlums killed a member of Emohua Local Vigilante Security Services (EMOVIS) who hailed from Emohua Community.

A community source who pleaded anonymity, disclosed that the victims were taken unawares as they were allegedly attacked during their sleeping hours in their houses.

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He disclosed that the hoodlums killed and abandoned the RUSPAC members’ bodies, while their decapitated heads were displayed at the popular “Station” area in community.

The community source said: “Some members of Dey-Gbam cult group who escaped from the community invaded the community at midnight and killed three persons. They killed two RUSPAC members and also a brother to one of the RUSPAC guys. They also killed another Emohua guy, a member of EMOVIS.

“The members of the RUSPAC security killed were beheaded”.

It was gathered that the killings came less than a week after the Paramount Ruler of Rundele Clan, Damian Ejiowhuo, Eze Rundele N’ogbo II, was recognized and issued staff of office by the Out-gone Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and hours after Siminalayi Fubara was sworn-in into office as the new governor.

The paramount ruler, Damian Ejiowhuo, it was learnt, had confirmed the incident to a journalist, but declined further comment on the incident.

The Rivers State Police Command was yet to comment on the incident, with the command’s spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police (SP), promising to get back to Daily Sun.

Meanwhile, residents of Rundele the community have called on the paramount ruler and other stakeholders to act fast in restoring peace to the area and ensure that the persons behind the dastardly act are apprehended.