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Fear Grips Waterfront Community As Rape Gang Goes On Rampage

Reports reaching National Network News desk suggest that there may be mass exodus of young women from Nanka Waterfront, Mile 1 Diobu, Port Harcourt due to activities of a rape gang suspected to be members of cult group terrorizing women in the community.

Reports reaching National Network News desk suggest that there may be mass exodus of young women from Nanka Waterfront, Mile 1 Diobu, Port Harcourt due to activities of a rape gang suspected to be members of cult group terrorizing women in the community.

Our reporter learned that members of the gang which many term ' Point and Rape'  reportedly  rapes any lady they choose to and threaten to kill the lady and her family members should she inform the Police.

A source in the community told our reporter that some of the victims of the rape incident are afraid to report to the Police because of threat of wiping out their family by the armed gang.

An underage female rape victim told our reporter that in her own case a member of the group forced her out of the room where she was relaxing in full glare of people and threatened to deal decisively with anybody that mention the incident afterward including her.

The female revealed that she was taken to a dark corner in the waterfront where the member of the gang raped her to his satisfaction before she was left to go back home.

One of the leaders of the community who craved anonymity told our reporter that he witnessed on one  occasion when the leader of the gang was raping an underage girl at a corner in the waterfront while his men provided protective cordon for him.

He explained that residents are afraid of the gang members who carry out their activities unchallenged.

Meanwhile information available to National Network revealed that Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer of Mile Diobu Police station intensified patrol in the place and other waterfront on Sunday with a view to fishing out perpetrators of the crime.

We gathered that many of the hoodlums has fled the community after the patrol yesterday.

The patrol by the Police, we gathered may not be unconnected to the formal complaint made by some members of the community to the Police about the activities of the gang.

The spokesperson of Rivers State Police command, SP Nnamdi Omoni is yet to comment on the issue.