Weeks after an attack on Rex Lawson water-front community in Borikiri of Rivers State, a family is still in grief, with their child still missing.
Residents and the Rivers State Police Command have continued to trade blames over the incident that led to the destruction of cars, property with one building burnt.
While residents insist that the destruction was done by men of the Police Command, the Commissioner of Police said the community had been harbouring the alleged cultists who wreaked the havoc.
Channels Television’s correspondent, Emmanuel Ereyi, visited the area to see how people have been getting along since the incident occurred.
He said although calm has since returned to the area, signs of destruction are still visible, as wasted property were seen littered around, with residents counting their losses.
A case in point was Mr and Mrs Sunny Andrew who are still searching for their only son, a seven-year-old boy. They say he has been missing since the attack.
The grieving mother blames their ordeal on the police.
She said: “We were sleeping when a group of men who wore police uniforms broke into our house, chased us out and set the house ablaze. All of us fled in different directions. I am still looking for my son”.
The father of the missing boy, Sunny Andrew, is also not on the same page with those who said it was the result of a cult clash, as earlier stated by the police.
The Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr Francis Odesanya, who spoke exclusively to Channels Television said that the community had been harbouring cultists and a battle of supremacy led to the destruction.
According to him, a leader of one of the groups, who escaped with gunshot injuries, has since died.
“His body has been recovered and the two police riffles have also been found,” he said.
Mr Odesanya advised residents to go about their lawful duties, as the police were on top of the matter.