SAD: Cult clashes claim 400 lives in Rivers communities

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No fewer than 400 natives of Ekpeye ethnic group have been killed in
Ahoada East and Ahoada West Local Government Areas of Rivers State as
result of cult-related activities within the last two years.

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One of the leaders in the area and former Deputy Speaker of the House of
Representatives, Chief Chibudom Nwuche, made this disclosure when he
paid a solidarity visit to Eze Ekpeye Logbo, His Royal Majesty, Eze
Robinson O. Robinson, at his hometown in Odiereke community, Ahoada West
LGA.

According to Nwuche, the communities of Ekpeye were yet to recover from the tragedies that befell them within the few years.

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He lamented that the Ekpeye ethnic nationality, one of the largest
groups and major oil producing community was being marginalized.

“When you take a drive around our roads, you see that our roads are
not passable. I call on government because we support and work for them
to come to our aid. Our people are marginalised.

“We lost over 400 souls; some were beheaded, many women were raped.
Many were killed innocently. For the first time in over two years, we
have come home to celebrate Christmas.

“I think the amnesty has added value and should be encouraged. All
they ought to do is to ensure that these boys should be given a means of
livelihood.

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“I urge our people to support the President Muhammadu Buhari-led
Federal Government and the state government to succeed. We should
support his fight against corruption. Be law abiding and protect the oil
facilities in our area,” he said.

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