Gunmen invaded Agbonchia market area, Eleme Local Government of Rivers State over the weekend, killing no fewer than 8 persons.
However, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, who confirmed the incident said only five people died, adding that those behind the attack were currently cooling their heels in the police net.
Muhammad said, “The assailants came on motorcycles, opened fire at a motorcycles wash point at Agbonchia Eleme and fled. Five persons lost their lives.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the attack was related to cult activities. One suspect is right now undergoing interrogation, while moves to arrest other fleeing miscreants have begun.”
Witnesses said the assailants pretended as if they wanted to wash their bikes.
Suddenly, they started shooting at those around and when they were done, they jumped on their bike and fled,” one of the eyewitnesses told newsmen shortly after the incident.