Police kill two cult leaders in Rivers, recover arms

11:05 Jan 15 2024 Rivers State

The Rivers State Police command said its men killed a wanted cult leader, identified as Silas Oderereke, and his accomplice during a shootout in Oderereke community, Ahoada West Local Government Area of the state.

The command said Oderereke, also known as ‘general’ is the leader of the Greenlanders’ cult group in the Ubie clan in Ahoada West had been on the run for the past four years.

A spokesperson for the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the death of the two renegades in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Sunday.

Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police, said the notorious cult leader and his gang were involved in armed robbery, land grabbing, unauthorized sales of buildings, and brutal attacks on those who dared to oppose them.

On how the miscreant was gunned down, her statement said, “On January 11, 2024, the police received information about Oderereke’s gang’s robbery operation, which also involved vandalizing the property of the late monarch, Eze Robinson O. Robinson.

“Responding swiftly, the police chased the criminals out of town. However, the defiant ‘General’ rallied his gang and launched an attack on a community-owned tank farm in Oderereke, intending to loot its contents.

“It was during this sabotage attempt that the police managed to apprehend the gang.
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