From Blessing Ibunge, Port Harcourt
Unknown gunmen yesterday, shot dead two members of Diobu Vigilance Group (DVG), in Port Harcourt City local Government of Rivers State.
The AUTHORITY gathered that the victims, identified as George and Ifeanyi, who operated in the state capital were killed in the early hours of yesterday, at different locations in their respective areas of surveillance.
Community source disclosed that the victims were shot dead by suspected cultists, who are not comfortable with the DVG members.
Spokesman of the DVG, Prince Amatari, disclosed that George was shot within Ojoto Street, while Ifeanyi was killed around St. Thomas Anglican Church axis of Ikwerre road in the area.
Amatari claimed he was the target of the operation by the hoodlums, saying that the bandits first invaded his apartment with different kinds of weapons, which they used to break into his apartment before moving to kill other members of the vigilance group.
He confirmed that Ifeanyi died instantly, George died on the way while they were rushing him to hospital with the assistance of police.
The group spokesman expressed worries that a group, which is committed in assisting the security agencies for the security of lives and property could be the target of criminals and called on the state government to come to their aid.
However, a senior police officer at Mile One Division has also confirmed the killing and revealed that investigation to unravel the perpetrators of the dastardly act has begun.
He further disclosed that the remains of the DVG operatives had been deposited in a mortuary in the state.