Suspected cultists murder 90-year-old in Rivers

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 .

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