Residents flee Choba community, Rivers, after cultists behead two

Following the beheading of two persons on Tuesday in a farm near University of Port Harcourt, some residents have reportedly fled Choba Community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State for fear of reprisal attack by gang group.

The Guardian gathered that a renewed supremacy battle between two rival groups in the community led to the latest attack.

Residents flee Choba community, Rivers, after cultists behead two lailasnews
Residents flee Choba community, Rivers, after cultists behead two


The residents, including university students, were said to have woken up to the gory sight of two young men who were beheaded in a nearby bush with both legs and hands tied with rope.

The bodies of the victims were abandoned in the farm while the heads were dropped by the road side.

The paramount ruler of Choba community, Eze Raymond Okorocha,who described the development as evil, said the resurgence of attacks by hoodlums began after the state government disbanded the vigilance group in the area.

According to the monarch,

“the vigilance group in Choba was disbanded when the state made announcement to disband youth activities in the state and implemented it. That was the beginning of the problems.

“The youths cashed in on the opportunity and started ravaging the environment with all kinds of evil, otherwise we have not been experiencing this type of evil in our land.”

The monarch told newsmen that the community has contacted the security agencies and the Neighborhood Watch recently set up by the state government over the incident, stating that they are partnering to put up measures to tackle insecurity in Choba. He called on security agencies to prevent impending reprisal attack.

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Similarly, the chairman of Police Community Relation in Choba Area Command, Moses Ahigbali, has condemned the alleged supremacy battle between the two rival gangs in which he noted led to the beheading of two persons.

He however advised residents and general public to becareful of whom they go out with and what they do, lamenting that strange things has been happening in the community recently.

He said:

“Every time, we hear different kinds of bad news in this area, the other time, somebody was shot dead at Rumuakara ,another persob was killed within the same area, how long can we continue like this?

He disclosed that the PCRC and the police Area command in choba would work together to bring an end the ugly menace.

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Meanwhile, the State Police Command has confirmed the gruesome murder of two persons in Choba.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Nnamdi Omoni, said, the incident was cult related, adding that one of the victims was identified as a cultist.

Omoni said:

‘” this s morning (Tuesday) the Command was greeted with the news that two bodies were beheaded in Choba, when men of the Choba Division got to the scene of incident they saw the two heads and information from the local there led us to where we recovered the bodies.

“So, immediately our men took the bodies to the mortuary and deposited them. As we speak we have been able to identify one of the corpses.

“Information on ground has it that members of the Icelander attacked members of Deygbam cult group and killed them. Those ones that were killed were also members of secret cult group, their fight for supremacy led to the two deaths recorded.”

The police spokesman said, investigations were seriously on to unravel the perpetrators adding that the command has mounted serious manhunt in the area to forestall peace.

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He said, no arrest has been made so far and urged residents to assist the police with relevant information that will lead to the arrest of the suspects.

123 Comments

  1. Human life no longer means any value or sacred to some people anymore. Perpetrators of this act will definitely meet their end at the appropriate time.

  2. Now that the worst has happened they will see reason for arming the vigillant grouo in the community

  3. Human life is no longer valued here and there I don’t know what this word disturbing to with her soul rest in peace

  4. God have mercy,
    may her gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

    And to cultist repent because yow will gain nothing beine a cult member.

  5. God protect rivers . so many bad news coming from rivers in a day . Election is nearer. Everyone needs to be careful

  6. looks like we have seen this before here but nevertheless, if the government of leadership of a state cant make its residents feel safe, then there must be an issue with those at the hem of affairs. its not just a sweet gist hearing that members of a community will actually run away from their community because of the activities of some people who call themselves cultists. the protection of lives and property should be the number one agenda of any serious government an once that cant be achieved, then something is definitely wrong somewhere. no one should make residents of a place feel unsafe due to their crazy activities

  7. hmmmm please let our security agencies wake up to their responsibilities and may God continue to protect his people.

  8. This is not good news at a oh. I hope they can curb it, coz when one group attacks, the other one must plot a revenge. Students are not safe. Neither are other innocent residents of the area self.

  9. Their life is at stake that’s why they flee for their life since human life does not mean anything to those cultist

  10. All this killing of a thing just getting on the increase, the security agencies in those area should ensure that the safety of the people is their priority, so as not to lost more lives

  11. Lord have mercy . what sort of problem is this . those in authority should something about it so it doesn’t lead to something else

  12. This is terrible. Human beings are being treated like animals just for selfish reasons. May God heal our land.

  13. The community shouldnt have disbanded the vigilante group. Anyway if the authorities does their duty well, they will get the real culprit behind the murder of the two people.May God help us all.

  14. Thanks for the info. Wicked things happen this festive and election season buh I still suspect the act was done by a fellow friend out of jealousy.

  15. The rate at which youths now join cult is very alarming
    Of what good is it
    You end up loosing your life
    Please we should be responsible

  16. The vigilantees where evidently playing in good role in choba because the outcome of stopping them from carrying on their vigilantee activities prompted this loss of lives.

  17. There should be youths sensitisations across all local governments in River state. And it should involve the heads of these cult groups

  18. Cultism has become a normal thing in our daily lives..but it needs to b eradicated tru d help of our securities…they shud b of our protections of lives and properties to avoid such thing from happening again..God help us…

  19. SOMETIMES I DON’T BLAME ALL THIS YOUNG GUYS AT ALL FOR THIS THEY DEVILISH ACT BECAUSE THERE IS NO JOB IN THIS COUNTRY GOVERNMENT SHOULD TRY AND DO SOMETHING AND HELP OUR YOUTH

  20. This is really too bad cultism is just so prevalent now in Nigeria… I think the Government has to make laws and also provide means to put an end to it

  21. I feel very bad about the rate of killing in Nigeria, cultists are on rampage nowadays and I pray the perpetrators should be apprehended and brought to book so that they will serve their punishment.

  22. Running away is the wisest course. Staying behind might make them suffer the consequences of being a foolish while aware of present situation.

  23. Cultism has taken over Nigeria. This useless, senseless and devilish association has wasted so many lives in Nigeria even most of the commenters here are in one cult group or the other. Youths don’t value human lives again. They kill anytime and anyhow on daily basis. God help Nigeria

  24. Fleeing from the community is not the solution, they should be security conscious. The state government should do something to ensure the security of the citizens in the community.

  25. Cultism everywhere may God protect us. I think it’s high time the government should take a good action against this cultism. Before it gets out of hand

  26. This is serious cultists everywhere now our societies have become a wicked one now human life have no meaning again may God help us

  27. God should save us all from all this cultist. They don’t even have respect for human life. We all need to be careful

  28. God should save us all from all this cultist. They don’t even have respect for human life. We all need to be careful.

  29. Killing human beings like animals,that’s bad.Hope it’s not the disbanded vigilance group that are terrorizing the area so that government would call them back.security operatives should investigate and secure the area.

  30. This indeed is Evil.
    How can police come to tell us that no arrest has been made to track down the culprit of this inhumane act ?

  31. What is really happening, I don’t understand this our country anymore government should provide security agency.

  32. People should protect themselves and we called for federal government to intervened in this cultists issues.

  33. How long will this continue. Won’t security personnel rise up to the occasion. Can’t the cult boys be traced. This is becoming worrisome.

  34. I really find it difficult to understand what people find attractive in cultism; that is characterized by violence.

  35. This is a cult activity and of course cultism has been condemned again and again that it kills. I praise the Nigerian police for their swift effort in evacuating the bodies.

  36. What did they stand to gain and what a useless supremacy? Are they getting paid by the end of the day..? What’s kind of useless supremacy that one can use to even access any post any where. God will pay everyone accordingly

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