Omoku in Ogba/ Egbema/Ndoni LGA of Rivers State may have become notorious for the murder of security agents. In an official statement by the army, the area was where a senior police officer, DSP Alkali Mohammed of Mobile Police Unit 48 was beheaded along with his orderly in the last Saturday’s Rivers rerun.
“The most brutal incident occurred (during Saturday’s rerun) at Ujju community near Omoku in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGA of Rivers State, where a police patrol team was ambushed. In the ambush, 10 policemen scampered into the bush. The Mobile Police organised a rescue mission. Regrettably, the team discovered that DSP Alkali Mohammed of Mobile Police Unit 48 was beheaded along with his orderly. The patrol vehicle was taken away with weapons. Three policemen escaped. Five were missing in action.
“This is the same area where soldiers of 34 Brigade were ambushed on November 20, 2016, where a soldier was killed. Also, on November 21, 2016, four personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were killed and their weapons carted away”, the statement said.
“These attacks are reasonable evidence of violations of breach of law and order which portray the area as a flashpoint. Despite these barbarism, soldiers acted with civility and professionalism, guaranteeing peaceful elections.
“Nigerian Army, as a respected institution with constitutional responsibility to safeguard lives and property, could not watch miscreants and hoodlums abducting, maiming and killing innocent citizens, especially in senseless attacks on uniform personnel,” said Maj.-Gen. Kasimu Abdulkarim, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division of the Army in Port Harcourt.
*Source: The Nation
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