At least, five people have been reportedly killed in fresh cult clashes at Omudiogwa community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.
It was gathered that armed cultists invaded Omudioga, Wednesday night in search of members of a rival group, killing at least five people, including one who was beheaded.
Omudioga Youth President, Chinyere Amadi said Ezeka Nwadike and Prince Omata were among those killed.
Amadi said the community has been deserted as inhabitants seek refuge elsewhere in the absence of security operatives.
In another development, one person has been reportedly killed while several others sustained bullet wounds in clashes in Akabuka town in Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Area.
A source from the community told newsmen that trouble started when a suspected cult leader returned home for the first time after he was granted amnesty by the Rivers State Government.
Our source said the presence of the returnee cult leader sparked an argument between members of his group and a rival gang, which later resulted in sporadic shooting yesterday evening.
Men of Joint Military Task Force have since been deployed in Akabuka town to calm the situation.