The Rivers State Police Command has advised young women to shun prostitution as a suspected serial killer has murdered the 10th victim.
There have been reports of killings of young women in the last one month in low-priced hotels in Port Harcourt.
The victims are usually found strangled and gagged with a white handkerchief.
So far, five cases have been reported to the police but social media reports suggest that about 10 young girls may have actually been killed.
It could also not be confirmed if the killings are being perpetrated by one person or a syndicate or by random persons.
There are also speculations that the victims are mostly sex workers.
Addressing protesters recently, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration, Chuks Enwonwu, asked women to shun prostitution and other vices.
He said, “In as much as societal values are disintegrating, we must go back to try to educate them (women) and discourage them from going into prostitution because that is how they fall victim to these crimes.”