Troops of 6 Division, Nigerian Army shot dead a notorious cultist during a gun duel in Sime community, Tai Local Government Area of Rivers on Tuesday morning.
The Division’s Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Aminu IIiyasu, who disclosed this to newsmen in Port Harcourt, said that the deceased cultist identified as the Supreme, was the leader of Dey Bam secret cult group, responsible for extra judicial killings in the state.
The late cultist was on the wanted list of Rivers Police command. One suspected cultist was arrested while several others fled the scene with gunshot wounds in the operation that lasted several hours.
“Troops of 29 Battalion deployed to Ebubu, Eleme LGA and the anti-robbery team deployed along Port Harcourt–Akwa Ibom road conducted a successful raid operation in Sime community,” he said.