Gunmen invade Rivers community, 10 killed

The Police in Rivers State have raised the alarm that gunmen in the early hours of Monday killed 10 persons in Mgbuosimi, Obio/Apkor Local Government Area of the state.

The command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Port Harcourt that the motive of the gunmen has yet to be established.

“Ten people are feared dead in the violence and nobody knows the cause of the violence for now,” he said.

Omoni said investigation into the violence has commenced, but no arrest had been made and appealed to the public to furnish the police with information that could lead to the arrest of the culprits.

According to Omoni, the gunmen demanded for the telephone handsets from their victims, adding that those who hesitated in releasing their mobile phones were shot.

He denied that any chief in the community was killed.

Omoni said “criminals must be punished no matter how long it may take to arrest them.”

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