FromA�Blessing Ibunge, Port HarcourtA�
Unknown gunmen have kidnapped a community leader and shot dead two persons in Rundele community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.A�
The AUTHORITY gathered that duringA�grand finale of hunting expedition organised by Mgbuella village in Rundele at the weekend, two rivalA�cult gangs operating within the area clashed leaving the two persons killed.
A source from the community, who confirmed the attack to our reporter, said in a separate attack after the cult violent incident,A�unknown gunmen invaded the residence of one Chief Goodluck UmetorA�on MondayA�night and whisked him away at gunpoint.
The source who pleaded anonymity said the whereabouts of Chief Umetor have remained unknown, even as no contact has been established between the family members and the kidnappers.A�
He disclosed: “It all startedA�on Sunday, when our village marked our cultural festival called hunting expedition.A�Two cult gangs clashed, which resulted in the murder of two persons.
“On MondayA�night,A�just some minutes pastA�10 pm, we heard gunshots and discovered that our recognised Chief has been kidnapped. We don’t know those behind these dastardly acts”.A�
Meanwhile, the State Police Public Relations Officer,A�DSP Nnamdi Omoni, has also confirmed the incidents to journalists.
Omoni assured that the command had intensified efforts to ensure that the kidnap victim was rescued unhurt, and the hoodlums apprehended.A�