Not less than five persons have been confirmed dead at Woji, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, after reportedly eating dog meat served at a popular inn.
The strange death aroused palpable tension in the community as residents questioned the tragic result that has followed the eating of the dog meat alleged to have been cooked by one Friday Dickson, popularly called Etiaba.
According to an eyewitness, Mr Brain Ogbondah, the five people who ate the dog meat prepared by Etiaba, among others, had been confirmed dead some hours after eating the dog meat.
Ogbondah, who is a member of the community, revealed that the situation has mounted tension in the community, resulting in an emergency meeting by the council of chiefs and elders, with a view to locating other members of the community who also ate the dog meat.
According to Ogbondah, the suspect fled the community after the five people were confirmed dead.