Fresh cult violence has broken out in one of the communities in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State with at least five persons feared dead.
Our correspondent gathered that two rival cult groups yesterday clashed at Egbeda community killing a young man who was identified as Ben Wonodi.
A source by name, Innocent Amadi who confirmed the incident to our correspondent on telephone alleged that a rival cultist was killed in a reprisal attack over the murder of Ben Wonodi who had just returned from law school.
Amadi alleged that the development had forced some inhabitants of the community to flee their homes for fear of been attacked.
It has been gathered that suspected cultists have continued to lay siege along the link road between Omurele through Egbeda and Omudiogwa communities to kidnap, steal and rape inhabitants. However, they have been repelled by security operatives and several items recovered.
It will interest you to note that Ikwerre Local Government Area has been worst hit by cult violence with at least twenty four persons killed including some beheaded within the last two months.