A man has met his untimely death in the hands of cultists in River state after being set on fire.
A young man’s life has ended in a most painful way after he was set on fire as two cult groups clashed in Alakahia community, in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
According to reports, the incident occurred at 11:45 a.m on Tuesday, causing residents of the area to scamper for safety.
It was gathered that members of a cult group invaded Alakahia, one of the communities hosting University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), in search of their rivals.
According to residents, the cult gang caught the victim simply identified as Ibe, for allegedly terrorising the area.
One of the residents identified as Michael Wenenda, said Ibe had used chieftaincy tussle (after the death of his father, who was the paramount ruler of the community) to unleash terror on the community and this angered members of a rival cult group to go after him.
Wenenda said the killer-cultists set him ablaze and watched him burn to death.