Unkwown gunmen, believed to be cultists, Monday afternoon invaded Elibrada community in the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, killing the traditional ruler, Eze Augustine Amadionu and two other persons, including one Wayagbo Amadi.
The attack was carried out in broad daylight.
Southern City News reported that the two persons were beheaded after they were shot dead by the cultists.
The monarch was reportedly murdered in his palace, while the two other persons were killed within their community and close to their houses.
According to an indigene of the community, who did not want his name in print, the gunmen were brisk with their operation, going for their targets and left immediately after they were killed.
The source said, “The cult boys entered our community yesterday (Monday) around noon and killed our royal highness.
“The boys also killed one other person, Wayagbo. They removed his head.
“We also heard that they had killed somebody at Oduoha before they came into our community.
“At the moment, there is fear everywhere in the community.
“People are living in fear. Some are even out of the community, although the police have come, people are still living in fear,” the source said.
The Rivers state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Nnamdi Omoni, has confirmed the invasion of the community and the killing of three persons, including the paramount ruler of the area.
He asked members of the public, especially those from the area, to make available to the police useful information that will help the police in its investigation.