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New Year Tragedy: Gunmen Wiped Out Family Of Seven, Eight Others In Rivers | The Precision

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Gunmen in the early hours of Monday killed
a husband, his wife, five children and eight other worshippers who were
returning from the crossover service on New Year Day in Omoku, the
headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area of Rivers State. 

Over 52 persons, who were also injured in the attack, were
in critical condition and receiving treatment in different hospitals in
the state.
The bodies of the 15 victims were still at the pavilion of
the local government secretariat in Omoku, with their relatives and
friends making efforts to identify them and recover the bodies for
burial.
The gunmen were suspected to be militants working for a
notorious kidnapper –cum militant, Mr. Igwedibia Johnson, aka Don Waney,
who is on the run, following raid on his camp and shrines in the early
hours of November 20, 2017, soldiers from 6 Division, Nigerian Army,
Port Harcourt.
When contacted on the incident the spokesman of the Rivers
State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, a Deputy Superintendent of Police
(DSP), promised to get back to newsmen on the incident.

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