Cult clash in Abonema Wharf claims woman’s life

Kelechi Esogwa-Amadi

A woman’s life was cut short on Tuesday as two rival cult groups clashed in Abonema Wharf, Port Harcourt.

A source in the area told TPCN that the clash was between the Daygbam and Daywell cult groups. According to the source, the clash sparked heavy shooting in Abonema Wharf, creating fear among residents of the area.

One of the cult groups was said to have gone in search of a young man residing there but as they did not see him, they allegedly killed a woman believed to be biologically related to him, brought the corpse outside and burned it.

TPCN further gathered that the action provoked the other rival cult group, which retaliated, thus sparking an exchange of shooting between the two groups for hours.

There are suspicions that the young man from whose house the woman was killed is a member of the cult group that retaliated. TPCN learnt that although security operatives later intervened and calmed the situation, with investigations commencing, the ripples generated by the incident is yet to die down as mixed reactions are still trailing it.

Rumours making the rounds suggest that the cult clash may not be unconnected with the killing of a man around Sasun roundabout, Trans-Amadi, last week.

According to feelers, the gunmen who killed the man trailed him from Nsukka axis of Mile 1, Diobu, Port Harcourt, where he had allegedly gone to collect money.