Information have began to emerge on the cause of shooting that left many road users and commuters stranded on Saturday morning at Emohua axis of East West Road down to Elibrada community on Saturday morning.
Sources informed Revelation Agents that a suspected Iceland cult kingpin aka ‘wireless who is said to be a native of Elibrada in Emohua LGA with his gang members ran into Police patrol teams said to be curbing the area in search of suspected kidnappers and cultists.
The source hinted that the suspected cult kingpin who allegedly vowed recently to disturb the relative peace in Emohua on sighting the security personnel opened fire and an exchange of fire ensued which spread to East West Road axis of the LGA forcing many drivers and passengers to scamper for safety.
An eyewitness who simply identified himself as peace told our reporter that the exchange of fire lasted over thirty minutes before re-enforcement team of the Police and other security agencies arrived the scene which forced the suspected cult members to flee.
A teacher in a Government secondary school in a community close to Elibrada told our reporter that the closed earlier on Friday and asked students to go back home due to shooting by suspected suspects.
We also learnt that for the past three days the Elibrada and it’s environs has been experiencing sporadic gunshots with community sources fingering the suspected cult kingpin ‘wireless’ and his gang members.
The spokesperson for the Rivers State Police command,SP Grace Iringe Koko confirmed the shooting incident.
SP Grace told our reporter that the shooting incident was between the Police tactical units deployed to the area and criminal elements who fled after they(hoodlums) were overpowered by the superior fire power of the Police.