Two persons were feared killed by gunmen at Kabangha community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
It was gathered that one of the victims, Blessing Nwinee, was killed by unknown gunmen on Easter Sunday, while Mr Emeka Erasmus was killed earlier.
It was learnt that suspected cultists terrorising the community had invaded the area in the evening, shot sporadically into the air, went into the late Nwinee’s compound and shot him several times on the neck to ensure he was dead before fleeing, Guardian reports.
However, the motive for the killings is still unknown as it was not clear if the attack was a reprisal, but sources in the community said the bloody attacks had sent panic to residents of the area.
The source said: “Some cultists invaded Kabangha community in Khana LGA and shot two persons last night, Sunday night.
“One of those shot is called Nwinee. He died on the spot as he was shot in the neck on his bed.
“Another victim, Basi Duuduu, was evacuated to hospital in Bori by the DPO, who responded immediately and came to Kabangha same night.
He said: “Seven days ago, on March 28, some cult boys also invaded the community and killed one Emeka Erasmus. His two hands were cut off before he was shot in the eye.”
Confirming the incident, younger brother to one of the late victims, K.L Nwinee, said the killers invaded his elder brother’s home around 9.pm and killed him.
He said: “They called me this morning that my elder brother, who is over 60 years, has been killed. When I rushed home this morning, I saw him in the pool of his blood.
“His killers met him on his bed and killed him. His wife managed to escape from the killers. I got there and we buried him immediately.”