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Four Rivers local councils invaded by robbers, kidnappers

08 December 2015, 14:37

Rivers - Residents of four local government areas in Rivers State, have raised the alarm over the trouble-free manner kidnappers and armed bandits abduct, rob and kill citizens in the areas, Vanguard reports.

The affected communities include Aluu, Rumuji, Rumuokoro, Ozuoba, Agba-Ndele and other Ikwerre communities at Obio/Akpor, Port Harcourt City, Ikwerre and Emohua.

In one of the incidents, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Rumuokoro Police Station in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, CSP Cliff Igwebe and his Divisional Crime Officer were murdered while four other officers sustained injuries for having the effrontery to respond to a distress call from citizens.

Also read: Robbers shoot dead Lagos pastor

Another incident that occurred six days before the DPO and DCO were shot dead, saw hoodlums lured an Ibaa indigene, Azubuike Amadi, living at Omuokiri, Aluu community, Ikwerre local government area, out of his residence while he was about to take his dinner, killed him and conveyed his corpse to the house in a wheelbarrow.

Unidentified gunmen also abducted a clergyman, Pastor Peter, at Rumuji community, Emohua local government area at gunpoint. They accosted victim, who deals on phone accessories at about 8.00 pm whilst he was returning home after the day’s business. The abductors demanded for his N6 million.

Read more at Vanguard

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