In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 13th, September, 2020

Unbelievable! Gunmen Storm Burial Ceremony, Abduct Many, Injure Others In Rivers State

Unbelievable! Gunmen Storm Burial Ceremony, Abduct Many, Injure Others In Rivers State

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In keeping with a report by The Nation, some rampaging gunmen on the weekend invaded a burial at Banigo Isile-Ogono group in Bonny Native Authorities Space, Rivers State, injuring lots of the company and abducting others.

It was gathered a high official of the legislative meeting within the council was battling for survival at an undisclosed hospital following the assault.

Sources instructed The Nation the bandits, who stormed the ceremony a couple of minutes after the deceased, Kenneth Banigo was interred, shot at completely different instructions and kidnapped many individuals.

Some high-profile company, who have been in attendance such because the Chairman of the council, David Irimagha and lawmaker representing Bonny Constituency within the Rivers State Home of Meeting, Abinye Blessing Pepple, escaped by the whiskers.

One Sunny, Allison and Theophilus have been named among the many kidnapped victims.

A supply, who spoke in confidence, mentioned: “The lawmaker, native authorities chairman, along with different company tried to get to the waterfront to board their boats and escape.

“The gunmen later kidnapped various individuals and took them away into the close by creeks. The matter has been reported to safety businesses.”

The Particular Assistant to the Chairman on Media and Publicity Kingsley Jumbo, confirmed the incident  in an announcement.

He mentioned: “The unlucky incident occurred at Finapiri Ama (Amauda) village in Banigo Ishilegono the place they attended the burial ceremony of an elder statesman in Bonny Kingdom, Late Amaopusenibo Kenneth Miebaradima Kalada Banigo when masked gunmen arrived and commenced capturing sporadically from the jetty.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed that gunmen disrupted the funeral by capturing sporadically however fled on sighting a detachment of policemen.

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Omoni, nonetheless, mentioned the police couldn’t affirm the case of abductions as a result of no person had reported such matter to their division

He mentioned armed policemen had taken over the complete Bonny to keep away from a reprisal assault and additional breakdown of legislation and order, including investigations had begun to unmask the identities of the gunmen and their motives.

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