Gunmen kill Rivers APC chieftain

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UNIDENTIFIED gunmen on Monday night killed a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Boris Neenwi, in Yeghe Community, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Three other persons, including a young lady, whose names could not be ascertained as of press time, also lost their lives in the incident.

A source, who related the incident to our correspondent, said Neenwi was shot dead around Nonwa community in Tai Local Government Area.

Neenwi was said to be standing at a junction in Nonwa waiting for a vehicle to return to Port Harcourt about 8pm when armed bandits stop their car in front of him and opened fire.

The source disclosed that Neenwi was a former councillor, who represented Yeghe community in Gokana legislative assembly.

He also hinted that Neenwi had just returned from a programme in Maiduguri and had allegedly complained of threat to his life.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, said the police was aware of the killings.

Omoni, who noted that the police did not have much details about the incident, said, “Your colleagues (journalists) have also called me. I don’t have details of what happened now. I will respond fully when I get details.”


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