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4 dead, including 74 year-old man as gunmen embark on 3 hours shooting spree in Rivers

4 dead, including 74 year-old man as gunmen embark on 3 hours shooting spree in Rivers

- Four people have been confirmed dead in an early morning attack on Bonny Island, Rivers state, by unknown gunmen

- The gunmen invaded the community at about 2.00 am and went on a 3 hour shooting spree

- A 74-year-old man was also killed in the shooting spree

A 74-year-man has been shot dead with 3 others by unknown gunmen in Bonny island, Rivers state, according to Guardian.

According to Simeon Hart, the caretaker committee chairman of Bonny local government area, the gunmen invaded the community at about 2.00 am and went on a 3 hour shooting spree.

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NAIJ.com learnt that after the shooting spree, it was discovered that the gunmen had killed four innocent persons, including a seventy four old year man.

The gunmen invaded the community at about 2:00am and went on a 3 hour shooting spree

The gunmen invaded the community at about 2:00am and went on a 3 hour shooting spree

“Five persons were shot, four dead, while one is hospitalised. This heinous attacks from reliable source started between 2:00am and 5: 00am. Their corpses have been deposited at the mortuary in Bonny.

“As we continue to mourn as a people and sympathised with the bereaved families, I therefore appeal to the citizens of Bonny to maintain law and order as the police and other security agencies are intensifying efforts in ensuring that the perpetrators of such dastardly and despicable act will be brought to face the wrath of the law,” Hart said.

Nnamdi Omoni, Rivers state Police Command public relations office, while confirming the incident, said policemen have been deployed to the area to beef up security in the area.

“Yes, I can confirm the incident. It was unfortunate. Our men are on ground , we have mobilised adequately. The police mobile force is there,” he said.

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Meanwhile, two armed men operating on a motorcycle on Wednesday, May 17, reportedly killed a police officer and made away with his AK47 riffle in Onitsha, Anambra.

The incident occurred barely three weeks after a police inspector was killed at a road block at Ugwunwasike round-about, Ogidi near Onitsha.

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