No fewer than two persons were shot dead at Luubara community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State on Tuesday by gunmen suspected to be cultists.
An indigine of the community, Nwibani Barry, who spoke to reporters at Luubara about the incident, said the gunmen invaded the community at about 8pm and proceeded to a beer parlour near the market square where they opened fire on the residents.
Nwibani revealed that the victims, Timothy Baridapdo and Bariyaa, died on the spot while two ladies, who sustained gunshot injuries, were taken to the hospital by the Divisional Police Officer of Bori Division.
Mr Nwibani called on relevant security agencies to come to the rescue of the community.
Sources in the community told our reporter that the gunmen were rival cult gangs who were on a reprisal mission.
When contacted, the spokesman of Rivers State Police command, SP Nnamdi Omoni, said he was yet to be briefed about the incident.