Unknown men attack Olumba Olumba virgins, read what they did to the ladies

– Sources say the gunmen had regularly torment
residents of area as well as the religious group
– Virgins were reportedly stabbed during the attack
– Police chief says surveillance would be increased in
the area
Premium Times reports that three female ‘virgin’ of the
Brotherhood of the Cross and Star have been attacked by
unknown gunmen.
The unidentified gunmen reportedly attacked the ladies
from the religious sect popularly known as Olumba
Olumba in Calabar, Cross Rivers state.
The ladies who were said to be between 20 and 25 are part
of the 144,000 members of the sect’s Body of Virgins and
were caught up with along Mbupka/Ambo streets at about
5am while going for a morning worship at the BCS’s
international headquarters.
According to an anonymous source, the three ladies were
on their way to Ambo street from the “Virgins Abode” when
the incident occurred.
The source stated: “They had just left their abode and
headed for the world headquarters at 34 Ambo Street when
some gunmen blocked them.
“The robbers took their money and other valuables and
stabbed them before escaping the area. The incident
happened a few meters from the world headquarters of the
sect.”
Speaking also on the incident, Michael Effiong, who
witnessed the attack, said that the unknown gunmen also
beat up and stabbed a pregnant woman for screaming.
The man who claimed to be a resident in the
neighbourhood, informed further that members of the sect
and other residents have suffered incessant attacks by
armed bandits in the past.
He stated that on Saturday, at about 7pm, seven young men
posing as customers entered Spaks Supermarket along
Mbukpa Road near the BCS headquarters and forcefully
took possession of sales proceeds and unspecified items at
gunpoint.
The head of the BCS, Rowland Obu, had reportedly declared
special prayers for God due to the incessant attacks, and
asked God to provide alternative means of livelihood for
the hoodlums.
Despite the prayers, however, the hoodlums did not desist
from terrorising residents of area as well as members of
the religious organisation.
The state police commissioner, Henry Fadairo, had also led
top officers of the command on a visit to the leader of the
sect just so that they can guarantee adequate security, but
it has all proved futile.
The Cross River state police public relations officer, John
Eluu, when contacted, informed that the command was
aware of the security challenge in the area and had directed
the DPO for Mbukpa to increase security measures in the
affected areas.

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