Two persons were killed and one injured early on Sunday when gunmen suspected to be cultists invaded Ka-Bori community in the Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Newsfieldglobal gathered that the gunmen stormed the community at 6am, shot indiscriminately and killed a man and a female student identified as Burabari Sunday, of Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic in Bori.
Reacting to the incident, the Chairman of Khana council, Dr. Thomas Bariere, described it as an act of terrorism.
According to him, “the persons confirmed dead are from Gokana LGA. One of them is from Lewe. I am in touch with my colleague in Gokana. We are putting our heads together to forestall any crisis that may result from this.
“You can imagine if this situation is not put under control, it can metamorphose into Khana-Gokana crisis.
“Clearly, those who launched the attack this morning came in through Uegura-Boue. We are consulting and compiling the names of those who perpetrated the act this morning. The security agents are also putting their searchlight on them.”
The council boss said the killings started on Monday August 23, adding that innocent people were being killed.
“Those killed on Monday were all innocent people. The killings in the early hours of today are also innocent people. So it is not an issue of cult war anymore. What we are seeing is nothing but terrorism,” he noted.
On his part, the Public Relations Officer of Kono-Boue Community Development Committee, Golden Nwibakpo, denied that the attackers were from his community.
He said: “Kono-Boue people are still mourning the five people they lost on Monday. Some of the victims have not been buried because the bodies are in the bush. So, how could they have planned an attack from Kono-Boue, passed through Uegura and other places to Ka-Bori to shoot?”