Suspected cultists on Monday invaded Ikuru town, in Andoni local government area of Rivers State, hometown of National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus destroying his house and those of others including the house of former Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Tele Ikuru.
Nnamdi Omoni, the Public Relations Officer of Rivers State Police command who confirmed the incident said Marine policemen would be deployed to man the waterways around Ikuru and other riverine communities in the Andoni Council Area of the state.
The attacks on Secondus and Ikuru’s houses followed an offensive launched by security agents at the weekend which led to the killing of a wanted kidnapper, Ekeni-Ore-Owaji, popularly known as ‘Small witch.’
It was gathered that the offensive by security on Asarama began on Friday where their hideouts and their homes were torched.
The police said the hoodlums were responsible for the abduction of two Policemen, ASP Godwin Anwuri and Sergeant Gift Ojimini alongside their boat driver, Festus Friday who were abducted at Ngo waterside and held captive for three months in November.
The police also accused them of the recent killing of a Police Inspector attached to the anti-cultism unit of the state Police Command.