Senator Magnus Abe, representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District, on Tuesday condemned the killing of 20 persons in some communities in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Abe condemned the killings in a statement issued by his Spokesman, Mr Parry Benson, in Port Harcourt.
No fewer than 15 persons were killed in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State following attacks by suspected cultists in Asarama, Unyeada and Ajakajak communities.
Abe expressed his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives, property and those injured during the attacks.
The Lawmaker called on the security agencies to not rest their oars but ensure that the perpetrators of the heinous crime are persecuted.
“Every life is precious and no one has the right to take the life of another, because all lives belong to God, the Creator.
“I pray that God will give strength to all families directly affected by this tragedy,” he said.
“I beg all Rivers communities to be good neighbours, provide security and comfort to any displaced persons that fled to their communities for safety.
“We must find strength to stand together and defeat this evil,” he said.