Unknown gunmen, late hours of Thursday, invaded two communities, Otobie and Ererekiri in Bonny LGA of Rivers state, killing four persons with others sustained various degrees of injuries.
A reliable source from the community who pleaded anonymity, disclosed that the heinous attack started within 11pm of Thursday and lingered through 5am in the early hours of Friday.
The source gave the names of the victims as: Kobiri Godspower (M) 25yrs , Elder Macauley Oweibo Manilla Pepple (M) 76yrs, Emelia God'spower (F) 15yrs, and Adolphus Hitler Pepple (M) 73yrs, father of Amasenibo (Sir) Lawrence Pepple, the Executive Director of the Rivers state Sustainable Development Agency, (RSSDA).
The source said, “The victims were brutally murdered in cold blood by men of the underworld who attacked the community shooting sporadically at anything within reach”.
The Bonny Caretaker Committee Chairman, Hon Simon Emmanuel Hart, who expressed sadness over the attack on the innocent victims, condemned the wicked act and vowed to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book.
The council Secretary, Lady Helen Jack-Wilson Pepple who spoke on behalf of the CTC Chairman, called on the security agents to investigate and ensure the attackers are apprehended to face the full wrath of the law.
The Bonny boss has also condoled with bereaved families and the communities affected, and assured them that justice must be served to ensure that the culprits and their sponsors are brought to book.
However, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni (DSP) who confirmed the incident said the police have arrested some suspects. He added that the area is calm as there is a heavy presence of security personnel.