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Tension is said to be rising in Diobu axis of PortHarcourt,Rivers state,Nigeria as gunmen suspected to be cultists on Saturday night,6 April,2024 shot dead a member of Diobu vigilante at Obidanso waterfront,Mile 1 Diobu.

We learnt that members of the vigilante group in company of Police acting on information stormed the waterfront at about 9pm on Saturday  where suspected cultists were hibernating to launch attack on rivals in an ongoing war between two houses of suspected Deygbam cult groups.

Our source disclosed that the suspected cultists on sighting the security operatives, opened fire and bullets caught the vigilante member,Orukwo which resulted to his death.

When our correspondent visited the family  house of Orukwo at Ekwulobia street Mile 3 Diobu,sympathizers,mourners were seen weeping.

Meanwhile the Spokesperson for Rivers State Police Command,SP Grace Iringe Koko confirmed the killing of Mr Uche Orukwo,while adding that invesrigation is ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators . 

In a similar incident,we gathered that gunmen suspected to be cultists shot death one ‘Umo’ an ex-vigilante member at about 11:10pm on Saturday night at Kaduna street D-line,PortHarcourt.

We gathered that the said Umo was who is alleged to be a member of a cult group was  sacked from the vigilante group over criminal activities.We learnt that rival cult group may have been responsible for the killing of Umo.

While Confirming the killing of Umo,SP Koko said the deceased is a known notorious criminal.

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