A woman who was recently rescued from a gang of ritual killers by the operatives of the Rivers State Police Command on Sunday has narrated how she escaped a gruesome untimely death.
Precious said that she initially thought she was abducted by kidnappers. But when they killed a lady she was apparent with at their den and made a call, she discovered they were actually ritual killers.
She noted that after killing the lady, the evil men called someone they identified as Alhaji and told him that the parts were ready.
According to her, she saw many persons, including children who were abducted by the evil men, they begged for mercy, but to no avail.
“There was confusion among them when they noticed that some security agents were trailing them inside the forest. They (ritual killers) had earlier told us that they sell human parts and not just kidnappers and I noticed it.
“I saw the other lady that was with us being shot and they started butchering her body while some were calling one Alhaji on the phone, telling him that some parts were ready.
“It was the police raid in some of their camps that made the kidnappers to be afraid. The kidnappers, out of fear, took us to another place and in the process, they started arguing and fighting one another. That was how I managed to escape,” Precious said.
Everything started when she boarded the ritual killers’ vehicle.
“I was returning from a church service and after the service I moved to attend a child dedication at Chokocho. So, I walked to Igwuruta Junction in the Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State to board a bus, which would take me there.
“When a bus came that afternoon, I looked carefully and saw four women and three men already in the bus before I joined, thinking that it was an ordinary bus.
“Immediately, we passed a police checkpoint, the driver parked the bus by one side of the road and they ordered everybody to alight from the bus. They blindfolded us and the next thing I realised was seeing myself and others in the forest.”
The lady noted that the ritual killers kept moving them from one place to the other inside the forest when they discovered that the police anti-kidnapping unit was raiding the forest.
She further urged the police to raid the forest properly, saying that she suspects many more victims were still in the forest.