Residents of Egbeda in Emouha Local Government Area of Rivers State have fled from their homes over a notorious cult leader’s killing in the community.
Mathias Igwe-Wordu, a dreaded leader of Iceland gang, is believed to have been shot dead by rival cult groups during a clash. Out of fear of reprisal attacks, those who live around the area where the killing took place, fled from their homes.
The chairman of Egbeda Community Development Committee, Ukwoha Omereji, confirmed the incident yesterday, saying security had been beefed up in the community. He urged those who fled to return home as adequate security is in place to keep them safe.
One of the residents who craved anonymity said Mathias was feared by all and he was certain his gang members will surely come for a reprisal attack on the community.
“Now we don’t feel safe anymore after the killing of the cultist. They don’t take such loss lightly since he was a top leader and they will have the intention to take more people. Even innocent ones. We hope the security operatives deployed to our community don’t leave us in the shortest time as they might decide to come when there is less threat to their activities” he said