Crime

TENSION; Five [5] people feared dead, corpses taken away as armed men invade community

There was tension in Zor-Sogho Community, in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State as unidentified gunmen invaded the community on Thursday and started shooting indiscriminately. Five persons were reportedly killed in the process and their corpses taken away.

Reports say, the gunmen came into the community with heavy ammunitions and killed the five victims. An undisclosed source confirmed that the attack was carried out at about 10pm, Thursday.

The source admitted that the terrible occurrence has made the whole community disturbed, adding that many residents evaded the community for fear of being attacked.

However, Ogoni Development Initiative, OYDI, has condemned the killings of the victims in the community, describing it as “barbaric.”


Imeabe Saviour Oscar, The National Coordinator of OYDI, says it is regrettable that some youths in the community were still engaging in cultism, hinting that cultists in the area were behind the attack.

In his words: “We are shocked that at a time we are preaching peace that some misguided youths will still carry guns to kill innocent people.

“It is not a good report at all. For us, the peace of our communities is paramount. We advise our youths to shun violence and embrace peace or be ready to face the wrath of the law.

“We are also using this medium to call on the Government, the security agencies to investigate this matter to ensure this kind of act does not repeat.

“We want those behind this incident to be fished out and prosecuted so we can have peace in our communities.”

However, Police in the state claims they have no report of such incident in the community.

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