As at the last count, at least, 20 persons were murdered by gunmen who went from house-to-house in Omoku, the headquarters of Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni local government area and its environs today January 1st 2018.
It was a bad Monday as families were weeping, wailing and gnashing their teeth.
According to reports, most of the victims had just returned from their various churches were they had gone to attend the cross over service.
The incident happened at about 2 am. The motive behind the shooting is yet unknown.
The state government and the state police command is yet to comment on the horrific attack. Meanwhile the remains of the deceased persons have been deposited in the morgue while those that were injured during the attack are being treated at the state government hospitals.
There have been cases of rivalry among the cultists in the state. There is also another history of political misunderstanding in the state leading to loss of lives.