A monarch in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, Eze Augustine Amadionu was reportedly killed alongside two others, by gunmen suspected to be cultists who invaded Elibrada community.
According to eye witnesses, after the monarch was killed, the two persons including one Wayagbo Amadi were beheaded after they were shot dead by their assailants who struck at about noon on Monday.
A resident of the community who pleaded anonymity, said the hoodlums went for their targets and left immediately after the deed was done. According to him, the monarch was murdered in his palace, while the two other persons were killed within their community and close to their houses.
“The cult boys entered our community yesterday (Monday) around noon and killed our royal highness.
“The boys also killed one other person, Wayagbo. They removed his head.
“We also heard that they had killed somebody at Oduoha before they came into our community.
“At the moment, there is fear everywhere in the community.
“People are living in fear. Some are even out of the community, although the police have come, people are still living in fear,” the source said.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Nnamdi Omoni who confirmed the incident described the killings as unfortunate, and further disclosed that security operatives had since been deployed in the area to restore law and order.
He attributed the increased level of killings in the area to the regrouping of cult gangs from one community in Emohua, and pleaded for any information that might lead to the arrest of the gunmen.