Four persons were shot dead, yesterday [Mar. 21] night, at a drinking spot close to Amadi-Ama roundabout, Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, while two others were also killed on Gada street in Ogbunabali community, Port Harcourt on Thursday night in related circumstance.
Police Public Relations Officer of the state, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, said they were aware of only the four that died at the drinking spot on yesterday, adding that the incident on Gada Street had not been reported to the police.
According to eye witnesses, those shot dead were there drinking when some gunmen alighted from their vehicle and opening fire at them.
In the Gada area incident, the two killed were reportedly in a makeshift restaurant eating at about 10pm that Thursday night when unknown gunmen stormed the place killing them on the spot.
Police said the shooting at the drinking spot had the trapping of cult related incident.
Meanwhile, Professor Otonti Nduka has condemned political killings in Port Harcourt, saying politicians should help achieve violent free elections in the state. The professor emeritus, who is the Chairman, Otonti Nduka Foundation for Values Education, a non- governmental organisation, said the violence associated with politics in the state was disturbing.