Soldiers Raid Cultists’ Bases, Kill 5 Suspects in Rivers


Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt

Troops of the 2 Brigade, Nigerian Army, last weekend raided suspected cultists ‘camps at Iba and Obelle Communities in Emuoha Local Government Area of Rivers State, killing five suspects and recovering weapons.

A statement issued in Port Harcourt on Monday by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 2 Brigade Nigerian Army, Captain Eli Lazarus, said the operation was in continuation of its fight against cultists and criminals gangs in Rivers State.

He said the operation followed a tip-off concerning the hideout of the cultists in the communities.

“Five suspected cultists were killed, two pump action rifles and 26 phones were also recovered. Three of the suspected cultists’ camps were destroyed during the operation,” he said.

He said the current operation of the military against cultist and criminals in the state would be sustained.