Unknown gunmen, between Thursday and Saturday nights attacked and killed four persons, including two stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in three different attacks in Ogale, Bomu and Elele communities of Eleme, Gokana and Ikwerre Local Government Areas of Rivers State.
Nigerian Pilot gathered that the two PDP stalwarts, Lekia Nzeregbara, and Fred Teedom, were shot dead by the unknown gunmen at Ogale community, and Bomu Town, in Eleme and Gokana local government areas of the state on Thursday and Friday nights, respectively.
The Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Gokana local government area, Austin Sor, who condemned the killings of the two PDP stalwarts when he confirmed the incidents to newsmen in Port Harcourt, yesterday, called on the Police to launch an immediate investigation into the killings.
He said: “On Thursday, one of the party stalwarts, a stakeholder, Mr. Lekia Nzeregara was gunned down at Ogale in Eleme local government area. His death is one too many to mention. We totally condemn that. Shortly after that, at about 6:30 or 7:00pm, one of the youth leaders, Mr. Fred Teedom, who happen to be the youth leader of Bomu and vice chairman of Ward 8, Gokana local government area, was also shot dead.
“I know that, like I was told that those that shot him are these cult boys from that community. We also want the Nigerian Police and other security agencies to do their investigation and ensure that the culprits are brought to book.”
Also, unknown gunmen killed two persons and kidnapped one after they attacked a compound at Elele community, hometown of Governor Nyesom Wike’s Commissioner for Housing, Barr. Emma Okay around 8pm Saturday night.
Nigerian Pilot further gathered that suspected gunmen shot sporadically, scaring residents away before carrying out the act.
The landlord of the victims who confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with this reporter, stated that the assailants were dressed in black wears with a tinted car to carry out the evil act.
The Landlord, who preferred to speak under condition of anonymity, said the gunmen were yet to make any contact with the family as at the time of this report and the whereabouts of the victim remained unknown.
“Some gunmen who were dressed in black invaded my compound in Eleme community last night around 8pm and shot sporadically. They came in a tinted vehicle and they were dressed in black. They killed two persons and kidnapped another one. They are all my tenants.
“I don’t know why, but you are aware of what is going on in Rivers State currently”, he said.
A senior police officer attached to Elele Divisional Headquarters who spoke to our correspondent said they are making efforts to track down the perpetrators of the act. However, when contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the state, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, said: “ I Can’t confirm because I don’t have such report.”

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