Police: We are aware but no detail
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
Unidentified gunmen on Monday night killed a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Boris Neenwi in Yeghe Community, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The decease, Neenwi, a former councilor who represented Yeghe community at the Gokana legislative assembly under All Progressive Congress (APC).
A source in the area who pleaded anonymity told The Nation that three persons, including a young lady whose names could not be ascertained also lost their live in the incident.
He said before the incident killing erupted again in Ogoniland after serious cult supremacy battle between two rival cult groups in the area, adding that four people feared dead.
He noted that Neenwi was shot dead around Nonwa community in Tai local government area.
Neenwi, according to our source was said to be standing at a junction in Nonwa waiting for a vehicle to return to Port Harcourt about 8pm last night when fully armed bandits stop their car in front of him and opened fire.
He also hinted that Neenwi had just returned from a law programme in Maiduguri and had allegedly complained of threat from an opposition party in the state over his post on the social media.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of River State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni said the police was aware of the killings.
Omoni who noted that the police do not have much detail said, “Your colleagues have also called me. I don’t have the detail of what happened now. I will respond fully when I get details.”