Choba is the host community of the University of Port Harcourt which has seen a sharp rise in violent crimes in the past months.
A local source who spoke us said two persons were killed in what seems like a prolonged attack by rival cult groups operating in the area.
According to the source, the shooting began at about 1 am and raged on6through the night.
He said: “The shooting began around 1 am. We also heard sounds of dynamites
” As I am talking to you, people are scared of going out. Everywhere is calm”
Another source told our correspondent that security situation in Choba has graduated into terrorism, adding that no week passes without shooting with people being killed.
She said that at about 1 am, they started hearing sounds of heavy gunshots, adding that some sounded like bombs were dropped.
The source said that the police seem overwhelmed by the situation and have left Choba residents to their fate.
According to her: “It is a terrible situation. Today is Sunday and we’re all inside the house. No one wants to venture out to avoid being killed.
” We were told that two persons were killed but it might be more.
A representative of the Choba traditional ruler was contacted, His Roya Highness, Eze Raymond Webilor Okocha who told our correspondent that the traditional council is working hard to bring lasting peace to the community.