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Gunmen behead one in Rivers community



Unconfirmed reports say gunmen have attacked a Rivers community, Mgbuitanwo, in Emohua Local Government Area , killing and beheading a 28-year-old man.

The victim, who was identified as Mr. Ukeoma, was shot before he was decapitated by the unknown gunmen, who gained entry into the community this morning.

Reports also allege that the gunmen abducted one Mr. Eruchi and took him to a yet-to-be ascertained destination.

A similar attack had led to the recent killing and beheading of Franklin Obi, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Ward 4 in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area and two members of his family.

It is speculated that the invasion of the community could be a reprisal by a cult group.

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Meanwhile, Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, urged the various stakeholders in the Saturday national and state legislative rerun elections in Rivers State to ensure that the poll is free, fair, credible and violence free.

In a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu in Abuja, Saraki said it is high time the country moved away from turning election into event for bloodletting.

Saraki said: “Election days are supposed to mark the renewal of mandates and advancement of democracy which has been rightly defined as the ‘government of the people, by the people and for the people’. Therefore, it is trite that no position or interest being canvassed during the poll is worth the blood of any Nigerian.

“It is time to put an end to unnecessary waste of human lives during electioneering process. What we have lost to various conflicts across the country in recent time is not only unfortunate but unacceptable. We cannot afford to deepen the malaise we suffer as a nation,” he said.


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