Peace will soon return to Bodo Community in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State after a Catholic Priest, Rev Fr. Abel, led other stakeholders to reconcile three rival groups and get them to lay down their arms.
The three leading cult groups have reportedly terrorised the community and it’s environs, pushing many residents out of the community.
The three cult groups involved are the Dewell, Degbam, and the Greenlanders.
The groups have now agreed to cease fire and lay down their arms after the priest and others intervened at great risks to their lives.
Some residents told our correspondent that the groups have been responsible for the violence and bloodshed in the area, which had made several residents to relocate to other communities.
THE WHISTLER, gathered that Rev. Fr. Abel, Pastor Kooko Pius and the Divisional Police Officer of Bori, Angbashim Bako, led the peace effort.
Leaders of the repentant cult groups also, on Tuesday, led the three men and others to their various camps which used to be a ‘No go’ area for residents.
It was the ultimate evidence that peace had returned to the community.
Three camps situated in a thick forest near the sea were destroyed by the security operatives led by SP Bako Angbashim.