About Eight people have been confirmed dead at Mgbuodohia village of Rumuolumeni Community in Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers State, after a deadly clash between two rival cult groups around the community.
It was revealed that the bloody fight between the two cult groups who are rivals known as Iceland and Degbam confraternities also left a lot of members of the two rival groups dead.
According to information made available to the press residents have began to flee the community after the brutal killings.because the natives are scared that there might be another attack by the rival cult groups which will lead to the death of more people in the neighborhood.
It will be recalled that last year men of the Nigerian Army neutralised two cultists named Christian Kenjika, aka School Boy, and one of his gang members in Ubima, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The Army however declined that it was not responsible for beheading the two cult members killed by the troops.
Troops were ambushed around Ubima community by some heavily armed members of a dreaded cult group. leaving one of the soldiers with gunshot wound.
Speaking on the death of School Boy and his fellow cultist, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, explained that soldiers from 340 Artillery Regiment in Elele killed the cultists during a shootout.
Similarly, the Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Nnamdi Omoni, explained that although the army killed the deadly cultists during a shootout, a rival cult group severed their heads.
Omoni stated that the headless bodies of the cult members were taken away by the police for preservation.
He added that the police had commenced investigation in a bid to apprehend those behind the beheading of the cult members.
He said, “Yes, we are aware of the case. I was thinking the Army would have issued a statement on it. We have evacuated the corpses (of School Boy and his lieutenant).
“Some soldiers were ambushed by the cultists and the soldiers retaliated. One of the soldiers sustained gunshot injuries. But two cult members, including School Boy, were shot in the crossfire.
“The soldiers had taken their injured colleague to the hospital, but before they came back to the scene, the head of the two deceased and been severed from their bodies. We, the police came in and took away the two bodies for preservatio
It will also be recalled that t he history of cultism can be traced back to 1952 when the Nobel Laurel Price Winner, Professor Oluwole Akinwande Soyinka and six others formed the ‘Pyrate Confraternity’ (a.k.a See Dogs).
At that time various school of thought are developed, surrounding the actual aim and objective of founding the cult group. The pioneer and its members said it is a platform for the fight of human right and justice (activism) and it is void of evil.
After some years, various other cult groups emerged such as Black Axe, Jezebel Daughters, Black Eye, Black Beret, Black Bra, Supreme Eiye, Vikings, Aro Mates,