PHOTOS: Diobu Gang War Spreads as Suspected Cultists Shot One Person Dead


Suspected cultists on Wednesday night about 7:55pm shot  a man in his mid twenties popularly Known as ‘Asari’ dead at Ekwe/Ikwerre road, Mile 3 Diobu PortHarcourt .

Eyewitness account disclosed that the said ‘Asari’ was standing with some persons when about five  armed men came out from a car  and shot him thrice and fled the scene.

Our reporter who visited the scene gathered from sources that the killing is said to be as a result of supremacy  war between two suspected factions of Deygbam cult groups (History and Blackies Houses) that are said to be affiliated to the D12 and BS houses of Deygbam cult groups respectively that were engaged in a shoot out at Elechi beach Mile 1 Diobu PortHarcourt last Tuesday (18, April,2023) which two persons were feared dead even as the Police confirmed the shoot out at Elechi beach but said no life was lost.

We learnt that the  shooting caused serious chaos as passersby,road users and commuters scampered for safety while road side traders within  the scene closed business for the day.

In an interview with our Correspondent, Chief Security Officer (CSO) of Nkpolu Oroworukwo Mile 3 Diobu under Diobu vigilante,Comrade Godstime Ihunwo who refused talking on camera, said they quickly approached the Nkpolu Police station to tender their report .

According to Ihunwo, As they and the Police were coming back to inspect the corpse,they got a report that some unknown gunmen drove with one Jetta and one Mazda and made away with the corpse.

He called on the general public to remain calm  and go about their lawful activities as the Police and the vigilantes are on ground to restore sanity in the area.

When contacted on a telephone chat, the spokesperson for the Rivers State Police command,SP Grace Iringe Koko confirmed the killing at Ekwe/Ikwerre road Mile 3 Diobu.

SP Koko said it was as a result of cult rivalry and the Commissioner of Police, CP Effiong Okon has mandated tactical teams and other officers to fish out the Perpetrators and sponsors of the cult clashes while investigation is ongoing.


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