Rivers Security: Nigerian Army Dislodges Criminal Gangs

army-bootThe Nigerian Army has continued to dislodge criminal gangs in Omoku, River state, following the terror that was unleashed in parts of the state during the December 10 rerun elections.

It was confirmed that 15 people were horrifically murdered including a soldier, two policemen, four personnel of the Civil Defence Corps and eight civilians, while ammunition, weapons and vehicles were taken away by the bandits.

The General Officer Commanding 6 division, Major General Kasimu Abdulkareem, disclosed this while parading arms, ammunition and other items recovered from some of the criminal dens.

Abdulkareem, explained that the operation is in continuation of a clean-up exercise to recover and mop up illegally acquired weapons from cultists and militants who continue to terrorise communities and some parts of the country in general.

Rivers Cult Clash: Police Tighten Security

police rivers state cult clashThe Rivers State Police Command has deployed two mobile units amounting to 112 armed and combat ready policemen to Omoku and Obrikom communities to ensure law and order.

The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo, said that his men would stop at nothing to bring criminals to book in the state.

About a week before this, residents of Omoku and Obrikom in Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area in Rivers State were thrown into pandemonium as gunmen stormed their communities and unleashed terror on the people.

Eyewitnesses said that both communities became ghost towns as residents fled for safety from the cult clash which they said lasted for two days.

Seven persons were reportedly shot dead in Omoku and six others in Obrikom.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Ahmad Mohammed, while conforming the incident, said that the Rivers State Police Command was on the trail of the warring parties, reiterating its resolve to maintain its onslaught against criminality in the state.

One week after the incident, some streets and homes were still deserted, but residents said that they have the Police to thank for now.

Part of the measures taken by the Police is that motorcycle riders are only allowed to push their motor bikes around places the Police call nipping points in the area.

 

 

13 Killed In Cult War In Ogba Egbema Ndoni LGA Rivers

cultResidents of Omoku and Obrikom in Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area in Rivers State have been thrown into pandemonium as gunmen stormed their communities and unleashed terror on the people.

Eyewitnesses say both communities have become ghost towns as residents have fled for safety from a cult clash which they said lasted for two days.

According to them, seven persons were reportedly shot dead in Omoku and six others in Obrikom.

Confirming the cult clash, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Ahmad Mohammed, said that the Rivers Police Command has deployed more men from MOPOL19 and 56 Port Harcourt to the affected areas to restore order.

In a telephone conversation with our correspondent, the Police Public Relations Officer also stated that the Rivers State Command is currently on the trail of the warring parties, reiterating its resolve to maintain its onslaught against criminality in the state.