Many people killed and injured as unknown gunmen attacked a burial in Finiapiriama village at Banigo Isile-Ogono Community in Bonny local Government Area Rivers state on Saturday been September 12.

According to the news, the incident happened at the burial Ceremony of a prominent citizen of Amaopusenibo K.M Banigo left several persons injured involving the leader of the Bonny legistrative Assembly known as Hon Miriam Hart.

Hon. Miriam Hart who is currently battling to survived at an undisclosed hospital after the attack and four other people were killed by the gunmen. It was also reported that the gunmen attacked the ceremony a few minutes after the deceased was interred and shot at different directions and killed many people.

Some high profile guests who were in attendance such as the Chairman of bonny local Government known as David Rogers Irimagha who is the lawmaker representing Bonny Constituency in the Rivers state House of Assembly Abinye Blessing Pepple and people's Democratic party (PDP) chairman Daniel Tamunoopudo Buruwi Wilcox escaped by the Whiskers.

The Deputy leader of the 8th Assembly known as Hon Dipinye Jumbo, the chief whip of the 8th Assembly, Hon Fiberesima Pepple, councillor represent Ward 2, Hon kingston Robert Hard, party Faithfuls family members and guests survived at the attack.

One Sunny Hart, Allison and Theophilus were named among the killed victims.

Newmen said that Sunny is the husband of the first daughter of the deceased,who is a Senior Magistrate with the Rivers state Judiciary. The Special Assistant to the chairman on media and publicly Kingsley jumbo confirmed the incident in a statement.

The unfortunate incident happened at finapiril Ama (Amauda) village in Banigo Ishilegono where they attended the burial ceremony of an elder states man in Bonny Kingdom, late Amaopusenibo Kenneth Miebaradima Kelepa Banigo when masked gunmen arrived and began shooting sporadically from the jetty, the Lawmaker local government chairman together with other guest tried to get to the waterfront to board their boats and escape. The gunmen later killed a number of persons and took them away into the nearest creeks, the matter has been reported to the security agencies.

 Nnamdi omoni who is the spokesperson of the state police command said that the gunmen disrupted the funeral by shooting sporadically but fled on sighting a detachment of policemen. However the police could not confirm the case of abductions because nobody had reported such matter to their division.

He said  armed policemen had taken over the entire Bonny to avoid a reprisal attack and further breakdown of law and order, adding investigations had begun to unmask their identities of the gunmen and their motives.