Panic in Rivers, as unknown gunmen kill 8

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Leadership reports that the suspected cult members invaded the community on the night of  Saturday, May 28,, shooting sporadically, but could not confirm the group that carried out the heinous act, or what led to the attack.

According to the source, eight persons including the oldest man in the community, were killed at the end of the attack.

The rampaging gunmen were also said to have set ablaze people’s shops and property.

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Chairman, caretaker committee of Ahoada east local government council,Okpara Ewor, and the lawmaker representing the constituency in the State House of Assembly, Edison Ehie, had in separate statements, confirmed the incident to journalists.

Ewor, who spoke through his media aide, Monday Oyagiri, condemned the attack on members of the community, describing the perpetrators as enemies of the state.

He warned the people behind the dastardly act  to vacate the local government area, stressing that anyone caught would be brought to book.

The council further commiserated with families that lost loved ones in the sad incident.

Similarly, Ehie has called on security operatives in the state to investigate the killing and ensure that the culprits were tracked down and punished accordingly.

The state police command has also confirmed the  incident to newsmen.



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