Two young men were shot dead by gunmen suspected to be cultists at Luubara community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
An indigine of Luubara, Nwibani Barry, who confirmed the incident said the gunmen invaded the community at about 8pm on Tuesday, December 29, and proceeded to a beer parlour near the market square where they opened fire on the revellers.
Nwibani revealed that the victims, Timothy Baridapdo and Bariyaa, died on the spot while two ladies, who sustained gunshot injuries, were taken to the hospital by the Divisional Police Officer of Bori Division.
Sources in the community told Daily Trust that the gunmen were rival cult gangs who were on a reprisal mission.
Meanwhile friends have taken to Facebook to mourn the deceased. See posts below…