Men killed in Port Harcourt Yesterdey


Yesterday gunmen shot dead a policeman and one another person, suspected to be a cultist in Amadi-Ama town in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The incident occurred bare­ly 48 hours after five persons were killed by yet-to-be-iden­tified gummen in Omoku, headquarters of Ogba/Egbe­ma/Ndoni Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that yesterdays killing occurred at about 7am, when residents of the area were preparing for church. According to an eyewitness four armed youths were sighted at about an hour be­fore the incident.
Daily Sun gathered that the other victim, identified as Gift, was a member of a cult group (Greenlander). A source said the bandits shot the victim dead on the spot, while the policeman died later. Meanwhile, there was mass arrest of persons by the police, following the death of the of­ficer. Wife of one of those arrest­ed, Mrs. Seline Koko, said her husband, Silas, was ironing his clothes when the police ar­rested him.
Mrs. Koko lamented that effort to trace the police sta­tion where her husband was taken to, failed. She appealed to the police and the state government to release her husband, as he knew nothing about the incident.
Confirming the report, the state Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ahmad Muhammad, a Deputy Su­perintendent of Police (DSP), said 25 persons had been ar­rested in connection with the incident.


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