By Suoyo Ekubo
Three suspected cultists were killed during a clash for supremacy between suspected Greenland and Iceland cult groups in East-West road section of Ahoada East Local Government Area, Rivers State.
A source in the community, who pleaded anonymity disclosed that the shooting, which caused serious panic stopped when the Ahoada East Police Division led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) arrived the scene as the hoodlums fled, vanguard reports.
The source said for the timely arrival of the DPO and his men, the cultists would have overrun the town on Saturday night.
It was gathered that there was increased Police patrols in and around Ahoada East on Sunday .
The gun fire, according to sources, increased tension in Ahoada East, as people around the troubled areas scampered for safety while shop owners hurriedly closed business for the day.
The state Police Command has confirmed the incident through its spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police (SP).
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) said the shooting was as a result of cult rivalry disagreement between two cult groups.
Iringe-Koko identified two of the dead cultists, Mr. Azhinibudu Biko, aka Yankee aged 35 years and Gboka Odoi aged 37 years.