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May 31, 2016 ( Post 1 )

Gunmen Saturday night stormed Ozochi community in Ahoada East Local Government of Rivers State and killed eight persons, including the oldest man in the community.

The gunmen were said to have shot sporadically as they made their way into the community, even as residents scampered to safety.

Houses, shops and other property were destroyed by the gunmen, who wasted no time to set anyone in sight ablaze.

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 state.

Ewor, who spoke through his aide, Mr. Monday Oyagiri, asked troublemakers to stay away from the area.

The council boss maintained that any person found to be involved in Saturday's killings would be dealt with according to the law.
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.

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.

Contacted, 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.

Muhammad explained that investigation had commenced with a view to fishing out those behind the act.
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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