The leader of the disbanded local security outfit at Okpo called Ikechi Wordi has been killed by suspected gunmen.
This incident occurred in Ogbakiri community, Emuoha Local Government Area, RIvers State. It was learned that during the attack on the community, a man called Princewill also lost his life to the gunmen.
The leader of the disbanded vigilante group was supposed to have been beheaded by the cultist, a resident of the community disclosed to the newsmen.
“Some gunmen came from outside the community and attacked the person who was murdered.. that is Ikechi Wordi, the leader of the OSPAC in Ogbakiri. There is panic, some people are leaving the community, while some are still in town. There was a funeral that was taking place. One Princewill is suspected to have been murdered also”.
The development was confirmed by Police Command spokesperson, Nnamdi Omoni, he said that investigation has begun already.
“I can confirm that two persons were killed in a fracas this afternoon in Okporo-Ogbakiri. That is the much I can say, but I was told by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) that when they got the distress call, they immediately mobilized to the scene.
But on arrival, they didn’t meet anybody. They only saw two corpses that were lifeless. They evacuated the corpses and took them to the mortuary for preservation.
Our men are still there. The CP has ordered an investigation and our men are there to ensure that there won’t be reprisal attacks. So far we have been able to restore normalcy”