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Monday, 8 May 2017

Photos: Irate youths raze houses in Rivers State following the assassination of a prominent chief

Chief Charles Chukwu Minikwu, a clan head of Oro-Akwor Mgboshimili community in the Mile 4 axis of Obio-Akpor local government area of Rivers State, was gunned down by suspected assassins during a community meeting on Saturday morning, May 6.
It was gathered that the deceased was summoned to a meeting in his family compound through a phone call from a yet to be identified person, but on getting there, he was shot by some gunmen suspected to be hired assassins before the meeting could start.

An eyewitness said another relation of the Chief Chukwu and another person were also shot in the confusion that followed the killing of the titled chief.  According to the eyewitness, two of them are in critical condition in the hospital they were taken for treatment.
Irate youths in the community went on a rampage,  burning houses, and damaged property worth millions of naira, a situation that forced many residents to flee the area after the incident. Business and social lives of the community have been grounded to a halt in the community as at the time of writing this story.
Anti-riot Policemen from the Rivers State Police command have been drafted to the community to maintain peace. Residents fleeing the community were being compelled to raise their hands as they pass the security checkpoints.
Meanwhile,  Amadi Geoffrey the Community Development Committee, CDC claimed that the death of the late Chief was linked to a dispute over the ownership of a controversial land popularly called ‘Mechanic’.
Prior to his murder, Minikwu was the secretary of a faction of the community leadership. The community has been entangled in a protracted chieftancy tussle. Sources revealed that an attempt was made on the deceased life but failed.
Properties on the controversial land were also burnt in the mayhem that followed the killing. The late Chukwu left behind five children- two boys and three girls.


12 comments:

Nnenne George said...

Nawao...

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

RIP

dakova web said...

Land tussle

livingstone chibuike said...

Rip

Vivian Reginalds said...

hmm
-D great anonymous now as Reginalds Vivian

Anonymous said...

River state, a state synonymous with violence, the term "River" is no longer about waters but of blood, Rivers of blood state

Anonymous said...

U are so right. It's pathetic

Ushie Blessing said...

Hmmmmmm may God help us oo

Anonymous said...

If we dig deep, we won't be surprised that the chief is an apc man. The amount of destruction our state has suffered under Gov Wike and Felix Obuah is alarming. Meanwhile he has neglected his students abroad, roads are bad and nobody can even talk to him. See what Patience Jonathan has brought upon the state. Smh

Okonkwo Ugochinyerem said...

God help us

Chinedu Urukwem said...

I live in Mgbuoshimini and the situation I would say is dicey cos the community has been deserted because of fear of further attacks. The once ever lively part of the community is now a ghost town. God help and protect us

Chinedu Urukwem said...

Update: Light has been restored to the community

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