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Police search Rivers community for those behind New Year Day killings

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The Rivers State Police Command said it has deployed more anti-cultism, anti-kidnapping and anti-terror police personnel to Omoku to fish out those who killed 16 worshippers on New Year’s Day.

The Police Commissioner, Zaki Ahmed, said this in Port Harcourt on at a media briefing.

Theadvocate.ng reports that Sixteen persons returning from a crossover church service were gunned down in the early hours of Monday in Omoku while 12 others were injured.

“Police presence in Omoku has been heavily increased so as to go after the suspects and provide more security in Omoku,” he said.

“The Command will bring the suspects to justice.”

He said the suspects had come in through the creeks in a speed boat and attacked the worshippers, describing them as “cultists.’’

Ahmed, who said the Marine Police were now patrolling the creeks, appealed to residents to furnish the Police with meaningful information that would lead to the arrest of the suspects.

The Commissioner said that the command was not discouraged by the latest killings but assured the public that the police were working hard to arrest the suspects.