Suspected gunmen kill 15 in Rivers

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Jul 31st, 2014
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Suspected gunmen yesterday invaded Egi community in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers  State, killing 15 people.

The gunmen reportedly invaded seven communities two days ago.

A source said they came to Egi in a bus, armed.

The invaded areas included Obagi, Ede, Obite, Egi town, Obieze, Obimiri and Akabka.

A resident, Elder Obinache Anthony, said the hoodlums stormed his area at night and shot sporadically, killing  people.

He said the attack was a  reprisal, noting that supremacy battle by cults in the area might have caused the early morning killings.

Obinache added: “It is unfortunate that innocent people were killed. Residents have deserted their homes. Government has, however, directed the Joint Task Force (JTF) to intervene.”

Police spokesman Ahmad Mohammad, who spoke through his deputy, ASP Grace Iringe Okoko, said he was yet to confirm the incident. He promised to get back to our reporter.

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