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Rivers gunmen kill vigilance group member


Gunmen at Obidanso Waterfront, Mile 1 Diobu, Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State have killed a member of Diobu Vigilante Group,Mr. Uche Orukwo.

The VANGUARD reported that this happened Saturday night and it has caused panic in the area with the police calling for calm.

It was gathered that the victim was among a team of security operatives that stormed the waterfront in search of cultists terrorising the area.

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The security team, which was acting on information, had stormed the waterfront about 9p.m., on Saturday, where suspected cultists were preparing to launch an attack on a rival group in an ongoing supremacy battle.

It was learned that the cultists on sighting the security operatives, opened fire and gunned down the vigilante member, Orukwo.

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Meantime, the Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Grace Iringe Koko, confirmed the killing of Orukwo, adding that investigation was ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators.