Residents flee Rivers community following beheading of vigilante chairman by suspected cultists (photos)

The gruesome murder of a vigilate chairman, Alex Uwazurike, by gunmen suspected to be cultists has forced residents of Omudioga in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State to flee their community.

The chairman of the local security outfit, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Security Peace and Advisory Council (OSPAC) was reportedly killed and beheaded by the assailants on Tuesday, July 27.

It was gathered that the gunmen, who stormed the community at night, dismembered and burnt the corpse after killing him. 

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the incident said investigation is ongoing. 

“We have been able to restore normalcy to the area and our men are there” he stated.