Compol Eboka Friday, Rivers CP.
Residents of Port- Harcourt Township in Port-Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria,were Wednesday night thrown into deep panic as some armed men suspected to be cultists, dispatched two persons to their early graves.
The armed men shot sporadically for over two hours unabated, leaving a trail of blood in their wake.
The incident which occurred along Victoria Street by the Ben Harry Hotel,Aggrey Road axis,left pedestrians, commutters and residents of the area scampering for safety.
Themeteornewshub gathered that a popular businesman in the area identified as Mr Dike, was one of the victims.
Responding to the development,the State Police Command,has in the meantime, deployed some Policemen to the area to maintain law and order even as according to sources, residents slept with one of their eyes opened.
This renewed orgy of violence is coming on the heels of the abduction of Philemon Kingoli, Chairman of Okrika Local Government Area.
The Council Chairman was
kidnapped in the early hours of Wednesday along the Popular Peter Odili Road in the State capital.
His abductors were yet to make ransom demands at press time.