Gunmen kill five in Rivers State

Gunmen have killed five persons in two separate attacks in Rivers State .
The attacks occurred at Orazi and Rumuolumeni communities in Obio – Akpor Local Council Areas of the state .
The Guardian leant that the unknown gunmen , around 9 : 30 p . m . on Wednesday , killed the deputy chairman of Northern Traders Association in Rivers State , and three others .
After shooting them at a close range , the gunmen were said to have walked away , leaving them in pool of blood .
A youth leader in Orazi , Favour Dike , described the killings as callous , adding that the motive for the action was yet to be established.
Dike , who lamented the sad news , said he got a call that the four persons were killed in his community .
He disclosed that he quickly informed the divisional police command in charge of the area , which deployed its personnel in the area .
He lamented the killings , noting that the victims had been good neighbours in the community .
Dike said the police promised to unravel the motive behind the killings .
Chairman of the traders association , Usman Makarfi, said the killing of his deputy and three others saddened him .
In a related development , gunmen also killed the chairman of a security team in Rumuolumeni community , Wobo Wagbara .
He was killed on Wednesday night at Okemini junction in Nkpor – Rumuolumeni .
It was gathered from community sources that he was driving home when the gunmen intercepted and shot him severally.
The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the killings .
The state police spokesperson Nnamdi Omoni, said members of a notorious cult group invaded the community and murdered Wagbara .
H said the state commissioner of police has deployed policemen to the community to restore normalcy .
The police said investigation was ongoing to unmask the killers .

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