Gunmen who were suspected to be cult members in Ipoo Community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State allegedly killed three persons on Monday night.
Eye witness told reporters that Ogechi Amesi and his brother, Chinumezi Amesi, from Ibaa community in Emohua LGA and one other person yet to be identified were shot dead by the gunmen at a shop in Ipoo community.
A relative of the victims, Iheanyi Njoku, in a telephone chat with a correspondent from Punch Newspaper, said the suspected cultists stormed the barbing salon owned by the two brothers and opened fire killing three and leaving one other with bullet wounds.
A senior police officer attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, who also confirmed the attack, said security operatives, who were alerted to the killings had moved in to restore normalcy.
The policeman added that the remains of two of the victims had been deposited in a mortuary, while one had been buried.
However, the Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, said he had not been briefed on the incident.
Meanwhile, the member representing Ikwerre State Constituency in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Azubuike Wanjoku, has condemned the killings at Ipoo.
Wanjoku, in a statement on Tuesday, said it was inhuman for anyone to take the life of another, especially, when other youths were already campaigning for peace for the sake of development.
Wanjoku, who is also the President-General of Ikwerre Youth Movement, called on security operatives to ensure that those behind the killings were made to face the law.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )
Nigerian Youth Have Right To Protest, Says President Buhari
Nigerian youths have taken to the streets to call for an end to widespread police brutality.
Despite the protest, security agents have clamped down on protesters in Oyo, Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country.
Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with Buhari on Monday, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare quoted Buhari as saying that it was the right of the youths to protest and make certain demands from their leaders.
According to the minister, the president asked the protesters to give his administration time to address their demands as the team set up has already gone to work.
#EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel
In a bid to quell the ongoing #EndSARS protest, the Edo State Government has set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate cases of police brutality in Edo State.
Secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie made this announcement in a statement on Monday
He said the panel is set up, “in response to the yearnings of Nigerian youths, as articulated in the demands of the #EndSars protesters.”
The members of the panel are to receive complaints and petitions from the general public, particularly victims or relatives of victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings, and to recommend measures, including compensation and restitution, investigation, and prosecution, as the circumstances warrant.
Hoodlums attack Rapid Response Squad officers in Lagos (Video)
Thugs have forced men of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos state police command to flee for their dear lives after attacking their van.
The incident happened along Herbert Macaulay way in Yaba on Monday morning October 19.
The thugs threw stones and other dangerous weapons at the officers who immediately jumped down from the van and started running for their lives.
The state police command is yet to react to the incident.
RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)
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