PDP CHAIRMAN ESCAPE DEATH AS GUNMEN ATTACKED BURIAL CEREMONY IN RIVERS STATE, KILLED AND INJURE PEOPLE (PHOTOS).
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.