Suspected cultists attack church, kill four
A manhunt for suspected cultists have been launched by the Bayelsa State Police Command.
The suspects murdered four victims and set a house ablaze in Bayelsa state on Wednesday, August 5.
In a statement, SP Asinim Butswat, the spokesperson of the state police command said that the suspects stormed the ‘Lion of Judah Church’ in Azikoro village, Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.
This happened at about 11pm on Wednesday. They reportedly shot four church members dead.
Butswat gave the names of the deceased as Alfred Marcus ‘m’ 30 years, Imomotimi surname unknown 25 years Gabriel Ejimofor ‘m’ 45 years and Uchechukwu Ejimofor ‘f’ 38 years.
He added that the suspects set a nearby building ablaze, damaged a vehicle and the church properties.
”Operatives of operation Puff Adder had earlier traced the hideouts of the cultists in the bush, dislodged them and burnt their camp.
It is believed that this is a reprisal attack by the suspected cultists.
Meanwhile two suspects have been arrested and are cooperating with the Police in their investigation.” the statement read in part.
Butswat added that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Mike Okoli has visited the scene.
CP Okoli reassured members of the community of adequate police protection and ordered for full Investigation to unravel the motive for this dastardly attack.