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Monday, 18 September 2017

River State: Police turns away communal conflict in Obio-Akpor

The Police in Rivers state have deflected what may have been a communal conflict amongst Rumuekini and Ogbogoro cummunities in Obio-Akpor Local government area of Rivers state. 


Youths from Ogbogoro were said to have attacked Rumuekini people group leaving numerous properties destroyed and a few residents harmed. 

GIFTEDBLOG accumulated that the attack was a backlash to the murdering of an indigene of Ogbogoro, Heaven Ihun-Igwe, whose body was found at the boundary amongst Rumuekini and Aluu. 

In the interim, the people of Rumuekini are approaching the Rivers State Government and security organizations to swim into the exasperating improvement. 

Group Development Committee Chairman of Rumuekini, Felix Amadi told newsmen that properties worth a huge number of naira were destroyed amid the attack. 

He said finding of the corpse of Heaven Ihun-Igwe does not demonstrate he was slaughtered by Rumuekini people.. 

How might we have spilled the blood of our own brother. How could that be? 

"Our communities are far separated. We don't share regular boundary. We don't have any tussle at all. 

"We need the Police to come and reveal to us what happened". 

Different leaders of the Community including Secretary of the CDC, and the Youth Leader, said there are fears that youths from Ogbogoro may come back to Rumuekini.

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