A group of bandits suspected to be ritual killers on Sunday stabbed a woman identified as Mrs. Comfort Jackson to death. The incident happened in Rumuekini community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Mrs. Jackson, who was recently delivered of a set of triplets, was allegedly murdered at her husband’s residence in Rumuekini. A source in the area, who gave his name simply as Mr. Jonathan, disclosed that the unknown killers broke into the home of the deceased and stabbed her to death with a knife.
Jonathan told Southern City News that the babies were abandoned by the killers after executing the dastardly act. He added that the killers also opened Comfort’s stomach and removed her intestine after killing her.
Jonathan noted that neighbours only came out later to meet the lifeless body of the woman in a pool of her blood, alleging that the victim’s husband had just travelled before the incident occurred.
The source said the incident had been officially reported to the Choba Divisional Police Headquarters.
A senior police officer at Choba Police Divisional Headquarters, who also confirmed the killing, added that investigation had commenced into the circumstances that led to the murder.
But as at press time, the Rivers State Police Command had yet to confirm the incident as calls made to the Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, were not answered while a message to his mobile phone was not replied.