Gunmen Kill 5 In Eleme LGA


Three gunmen over
the weekend killed five persons and injured scores of persons at a market in Agbonchia community in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The unknown gunmen who stormed the area in motorcycles on that fateful Saturday night opened fire on anybody at sight especially youths who were washing motorcycles along the busy market in the area.
The incident caused a lot of panic in the area as residents and road users ran for their safety.
An eye witness who spoke to our correspondent said that they had taught the gunmen were at the scene of the incident to wash their motorcycles as usual.
According to the source the gunmen escaped with their machines after the operation which lasted for an hour without any confrontation from the security agencies in the area.
The spokes person of the state police command, DSP Muhammed Ahmed confirmed the incident adding that the shooting was orchestrated by cultists in the area.
Reacting to the incident, the care-taker committee chairman for Eleme Local Government Area. Barr Philip Okparaji debunked the insinuations that the killing was politically motivated adding that it was the supremacy between the two rival cult groups in the area.
He assured that every security arrangement had been put in place to ensure protection of life and properties.