Connect with us


Gunmen kill one person in Rivers’ oil community



Unknown gunmen terrorizing Bodo, a hamlet in Rivers State’s Gokana Local Government Area, allegedly killed a man on Monday.

The hoodlums are said to have stormed the town after a planned protest by locals on Monday over the dispute that led to the deaths of two kids from the region a few weeks ago.

Gunmen killed the victims at a pipeline surveillance post, although one of their targets escaped with a bullet wound.

An indigene of the community who corroborated the event to the NAIJAPRESSNEWS claimed the armed criminals shot randomly in the neighborhood after killing one of their targets on Monday morning before fleeing into a nearby bush.

Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Nwonyi Emeka, called a stakeholders meeting last week and asked the Bodo paramount monarch to return and take over the community’s affairs.

Some members of the community have objected to the police commissioner’s decision.

Meanwhile, some indigenous members of the community appear to be firm in their choice to resist the instability in their territory and the CP’s directive.

Women, men, youths, and other stakeholders were spotted congregating in the community’s town square.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *