Two persons were feared dead when gunmen suspected to be cultists invaded Rumuomasi community in the Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria.
It was gathered that the two victims were coming from the market axis of Rumuomasi when the gunmen swooped on them.
An eyewitness said the victims might have been trailed by their assailants, who accosted and opened fire on them at about 10pm on Wednesday February 10, 2021.
He said the sound of the gun sent panic in the area as residents scampered for safety, while the men lay in a pool of their blood.
“The men who shot were in a Toyota Sienna car. One of them was shot on the head. When it happened, people started running for cover,” the source said.
When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the killings, adding that the victims’ corpses had been evacuated.