It was learned that the cultists had ambushed and attacked a police patrol team in the community before pouncing on the innocent residents who were in their rooms.
A source in the community said the cult members were the same team headed by David Gift a.k.a 2Baba, who masterminded the killing and beheading of Angbashim.
It would be recalled that the state Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara had placed a N100 million bounty on the dare-devil cultist. But after the governor’s pronouncement, no success has been recorded in apprehending the core leaders of the group.
However, on Sunday, the killer cultists invaded the community around 1:00 am and randomly killed the said number of persons.
A native of the community, who did not want his name in print said the cultists who entered the community killed his brother first before advancing to kill others.
The brother of the deceased victim explained that the five persons in total were killed in the same community, giving the names of some of the victims as Obobula, also called, Bestman, Chibuogwu, Idaokwa and Ekwushi.
The source claimed that the suspected cultists told the community after the killings, that the only condition for them (cultists) to stop the killing was for the Nigeria Police to release their sponsors and sympathizers as well as some chiefs in custody.
It said: “The cultists are 2baba and his group. It was around past 1:00 am in the night, we were all in the room around that time when we heard footsteps moving all around. The dogs started barking.
“Before we knew it my younger brother asked who they were. One of them responded that they were the ones, that had come to kill everybody if they didn’t release the people in police custody including the Chief and their sympathizers.
“That if they don’t do it they are not going to stop killing. Before my brother started to begin them, they shot him. They pounced two doors in the compound and shot other of my brothers.
“They went to another compound and shot another person. Went into the community and shot others. Five persons were killed.”
The community people called on the Rivers State Government and the security agencies to do more to arrest the wanted cultists as everybody is now living in fear.
The source said: “We are tired of facing this kind of thing. Everybody is like we don’t know what to do again.
“We are pleading with the government to please come and help us out. The action was too much this morning. If the government does not intervene, we are in trouble. The government should set us free from these people.”
It was further learned that the police in a move to repeal the attackers had killed the Chief Priest of Marine Iceland Deck, who was holding the charm used by the killer group.
Meantime, at press time, the Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police, confirmed the development, but said she would furnish the press with details of the incident later.