At least nine people are feared killed and several others sustained bullet wounds around the Asaramatoru fishing settlement in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The attack was said to have been carried out by unknown gunmen.
The attack came barely twenty-four hours after gunmen invaded the same area and abducted over six people.
The reason for the invasion is still unclear but the Chairman of the Community Development Committee in Asarama-toro, Japheth Blessing, said it could be a reprisal attack on the incident that happened between Bonny and Andoni which claimed lives of many including the father of a suspected notorious cultist.
Blessing said gunmen invaded the community before dawn just as he called on the state government and security agencies to come to the aid of the community and protect lives and property.
Stakeholders including the Chiefs and Local Government Chairmen of Bonny and Andoni Local Government areas have consistently called for peace among the two LGAs.
Meanwhile, security operatives are still battling with those who killed fourteen persons in Sime community in Tai local government area of state last week.