- Major-General Eniobong Udoh stated that the activities of cultists in Ahaoda LGA of Rivers state, had reached an alarming rate
- According to the army chief, the cult war in the area is between two groups - the Greenlanders and the Icelanders
- Udoh stated that a certain chief and a serving lawmaker sponsoring both groups respectively, causing serious violence and security challenges in that area
A member of the Federal House of Representatives and an unnamed traditional ruler have been accused of sponsoring cultism in Ahoada local government area of Rivers state, by the Nigerian Army.
According to reports, the accusation was made by the General Officer Commanding (GOC), Nigerian Army Sixth Division, Port Harcourt, Major-General Eniobong Udoh during a courtesy visit by the army to the Rivers state Council of Traditional.
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While giving the assurance that his division was handling the matter, Udoh said the activities of cultists in Ahaoda had reached an alarming rate.
He stated: “We are aware of what is happening in Ahaoda but your Majesty we found out that the cult war there is between Greenlanders and Icelanders.
“But the unfortunate thing is that there is a Chief in Ozoji community who is said to be sponsoring Greenlanders and a member of House of Representatives is sponsoring the Icelanders.
“These two individuals are in contention and they are causing serious violence and security challenges in that area.”
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that two rival gangs clashed in Sime, a community in the Tai district of Rivers state, early Friday morning, June 3.
A community leader said the early morning violence left at least 12 people dead.
The fight between the Icelanders and Greenlanders took place in Sime, which is a 25-minute drive from Port Harcourt.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of a 63-year-old woman who lost her son to cultists:[embedded content]
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