Gunmen kill vigilance group commander in Rivers

Posted by News Express | 4 November 2020 | 677 times

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By SAMPSON ITODE, Port Harcourt

Unknown gunmen in Bori, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, have trailed, shot, and killed one of the commanders of a local vigilance group, Khana Security Planning and Advisory Committee operating in the area.

The deceased, identified only as Saro, who was an indigene of Luawii community in Khana LGA was shot on Tuesday night in front of the Bori main motor park.

A member of the vigilance group who simply gave his name as Christopher said their slain colleague was on his way to the motor park to board a vehicle that would take him to Port Harcourt before he was accosted and gunned down.

He disclosed that a few minutes after the deceased left their barracks to the motor park area, gunshots were heard and when they rushed to the scene, they saw their member lying in a pool of his own blood.

Christopher said, “Yesterday, one of our commanders, was shot close to the Bori main motor park where he wanted to catch a bus to Port Harcourt.

“So when we heard the shooting, we tried to get to where it happened, as we got there, we saw him (Mr Saro) lying down and he said somebody shot him.”

Christopher added that some eyewitnesses identified the assailants.

When contacted, the spokesman for the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident and added that the State Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, had ordered an investigation into the crime with a view to unraveling the perpetrators and bringing them to book. (The PUNCH)

Source: News Express

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