Two Killed, One Kidnapped As Gunmen Invade Rivers Community

Two Killed, One Kidnapped As Gunmen Invade Rivers Community

Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt

ABOUT two people were on Sunday morning feared killed and one kidnapped in Omoku Town, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The kidnapped victim, Mr. Jeremiah Uche, is a former member of the Caretaker Committee of ONELGA.

It was gathered that the hoodlums invade the home of Uche around 9a.m, took him hostage and killed two of his visitors.

A source in the community who pleaded for anonymity told The post that the gunmen were putting on face mask.

The source, who identified one of the killed victim  as the former youth president of Obrikom community, Julius Amadi, noted that the kidnappers have already established contact with Uche’s family.

The source said, “This morning we were greeted with incident of killing and kidnapping in Omoku town. One youth activist and one former member of the last caretaker committee member of ONELGA, the Supervisory Councilor for Works and Transport, Uche Jeremiah, a.k.a Interpol was kidnapped.

“They killed other two people, one Julius Amadi, the youth president of Obirikom community that came to visit him. Another person who was there whom I don’t know his name yet was also killed. They said he is from Delta State.

“The family has made contact and the boys are demanding for certain amount of money. The incident is causing panic in the community because the people are afraid that if this kind of person can be kidnapped that it can happen to anybody.

However, the Public relations Officer of Rivers State Police Command, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, said the police were aware of the incident.

Omoni noted that the police personnel have been sent to the area to ensure that the victim is freed.

Omoni said: “We are aware of the incidents. We are on top of the situation. We have deployed our men in the area to ensure that the victim regains his freedom unconditionally and as soon as possible.”