Friday Amobi, Port Harcourt
Residents of Ubimini Community in the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State have been gripped by fear following a threat letter reportedly sent to the community by a notorious cult in the area.
It was gathered that the dreaded cult gang had earlier attacked some neighbouring communities in the area before writing a letter to Ubimini last week to inform the residents of its plan to strike.
Southern City News learnt that the elders and youths of the community had convened a series of meetings, strategising on how to address the threat.
Our correspondent gathered that the cultists, in the letter, informed residents of Ubimini of their plans to visit the community to hoist their flag, which would indicate their supremacy in the area.
Speaking to our correspondent, a source within the community privy to the letter, Mr. Elezer-Okwukwu Didia, said some residents of the community had begun to flee the area for fear of attack.
Didia expressed fear that if security operatives did not intervene urgently, the cultists might make good their threat.
He called on the security operatives to come to the aid of the community, adding that it would be wrong for cultists to take over the area.
Didia said, “We got a letter from a cult group that they will come and pin their flag in our community. We don’t know what that means. We are afraid. Since then, we have been living in fear. We want adequate security attention now.”
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, said he was not aware of the development.
Omoni, however, promised that he would get back to our correspondent as soon as he was briefed on the case by the Divisional Police Officer in the area.
But he had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.