Ogbeta.ng: See How Gunmen Stormed Rivers Community, Murdered the Oldest Man Alive, 7 others

Monday, 30 May 2016

See How Gunmen Stormed Rivers Community, Murdered the Oldest Man Alive, 7 others

Several gunmen invaded Ozochi community in Ahoada East Local Government of Rivers State over the weekend and killed eight persons, including the oldest man in the village. Many houses, shops and other properties were destroyed by the gunmen.


The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Ahoada East LGA, Mr. Britain Ewor, who confirmed the incident, described those behind it as enemies of the local government area and the entire state.

Ewor, who spoke through his aide, Monday Oyagiri, asked troublemakers to stay away from the area. He expressed sympathy with the families of the deceased. Also, the member representing the area in the state House of Assembly, Edison Ehie, confirmed the incident.

Ehie urged security operatives in the state to ensure that those involved in the killings were arrested and punished.

A source disclosed that the local government was planning a peace and prayer session to seek God’s intervention to the killings in the area.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ahmad Muhammad, confirmed the incident, saying that the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Musa Kimo, had deployed a team of armed mobile policemen in the area to forestall further attack.

He said, “Yes, it happened, but the Commissioner of Police in the state has ordered the deployment of armed mobile policemen in the area. As I speak with you, the situation has been brought under control.”

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