Unknown gunmen have killed a pregnant teenager, ripped her womb open and took the unborn baby away in Rumuoro village, Ogbakiri, in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The gunmen also killed four others, including a Pastor, Joseph Nheme, Mr. Kingsley Owhonda, Miss Queen Ada Amah and Miss Mini Elizabeth.
Vanguard reports that Pastor Nheme was shot at the riverside while fishing with his son, Godknows Iheme, adding that Godknows narrowly escaped while his father’s corpse was taken away by the invaders.
According to the newspaper, Owhonda, from Wokne’s compound, who also went for fishing, was abducted and taken to a bush, where he was tied to a tree and slaughtered.
It further reported that Amah, a pregnant teenager from Kpalikwu-Imoh’s compound in the same Rumuoro, was killed and the killers opened her womb and took away her unborn baby.
The newspaper quoted its source as saying that Miss Elizabeth from Igodo’s compound in the same village was captured alongside Queen Amah, noting that both of them had gone to the stream to fetch water in same Rumuoro River before the hoodlums struck, killed and buried Elizabeth.
The Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the killings.
Omoni said that a fisherman lost his life in the incident but added that the fisherman was hit by a stray bullet at the waterfront.
He added that the perpetrators had been identified as cultists from a neighbouring village in Ogbakiri, stressing that the killers invaded Rumuoro village, where they shot sporadically.
Omoni said the Command had launched a manhunt to arrest the perpetrators of the act and prosecute them