Friday, 6 May 2016

BREAKING NEWS: Rivers of Blood as more than 20 residents are killed in Rivers state

– Rivers state is in a frenzy following heavy rattling of guns
– Community vigilante boys and suspected armed gang are allegedly in a gun battle in olakpata community of Ahoada East
– Residents are scampering of safety as suspected invaders are on their way to the market square with mind boggling ammunitions.

An eye witness report suggests that there is heavy shooting around Olakpata community of Ahoada East LGA of Rivers state.

Sources say the shootings began this morning, Friday, May 6th when a popular armed robber, IBE who has been terrorising the community without resistance from security operatives was allegedly kill and burnt to death by men loyal to the community chief, Eze Ekpeye Lobo 1.

Asiri Naija eye witness reporter says that there is panic and tension as residents are scampering for safety because Mr IBE’s cult gang, the islanders have vowed to wipe out the residents of the community, which is currently ongoing even as 20 lives have been lost.

While interviewing some residents, one mr wodo said he was surprised that the vigilante boys killed Ibe because the only people terrorizing us here are fulani herdsmen. Another respondent said that ibe had been working with some cult like gang to terrorise the community and that they use powerful weapons. 

There are also speculations amongst residents of the community that the police division has been contacted but have done anything to ward off threats and killings in the community. 

When contacted by the Asiri Naija team, the phone number of the state police spokesman, DSP Ahmad Muhammad could not be reached even as the said operation was still on. 

There were speculations among community residents that the community chief, Eze Ekpeye lobo 1 may be attacked by the rampaging gunmen since he was privy to the death of Mr IBE.
More details shortly.
This post first appeared on Breaking News | Asiri Naija's Blog

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