Some suspected cult members have killed a 90 – year – old man after setting his house ablaze .
The incident was said to have happened in Egbeda community in the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State on Tuesday .
The victim, who was identified as Assor Woke, was killed in his house by the assailants .
Sources said the incident caused panic in the community as indigenes could not ascertain the reason the old man was killed .
Woke was said to be the oldest man in the area and had always preached peace in the community before his demise.
The Chairman of Egbeda Community Development Committee , Ukwoha Omereji, condemned the killing of Woke and described it as worrisome .
Ukwoha explained that leaders in the area had been meeting to ensure that peace reigned in the community
“ The reason for the killing is still unknown . The man was over 90 years old , ” Ukwoha said .
Confirming the incident , the state Police Public Relations Officer , Nnamdi Omoni, said the oldest man in the community died when two rival cults clashed in the community and set houses ablaze .
“ It was during the clash that the house where the victim was staying was set on fire . The man , due to his age , could not escape, but died inside the house.
“ The police have begun investigation into the incident with a view to arresting those behind the death of the old man and bringing them to justice , ” Omoni said .