Shocked and saddened by what it described as reckless killings in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, which continued over the weekend, the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has condemned the development, describing it as unacceptable.
Making the condemnation yesterday was the state PDP chairman, Brother Felix Obuah in an emotion laden voice, while speaking to newsmen in Port Harcourt, describing the resurgence of killings among his kinsmen as abominable and cheer madness.
Brother Obuah wondered why all the entreaties by Governor Nyesom Wike to all the warring youths in Omoku during his visit to the area a few weeks ago to sheath their sword could be so flagrantly violated as though they gained anything from killing one another.
Describing the weekend onslaught as one too many, he urged the police to beef up security around the area and all parts of the state, and further urged them to fish out perpetrators of the heinous acts, and bring them to book.
While sympathising with victims of the attack, Brother Obuah advised the police to step up their intelligence gathering in order to prevent further attacks and killings of Rivers people.
“My heart goes out to those that lost their lives and loved ones in this tragic event,” he said.
He further urged politicians to join hands with Governor Nyesom Wike to keep the state peaceful and secure from the hands of criminals, rather than trading blames and politicking with insecurity.
The party chairman regretted that, rather than join in the fight against criminality and insecurity in the state, some politicians, particularly chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC, had used it to play politics.
Brother Obuah reiterated his crusade for a free and peaceful state devoid of crime, stressing that he could not be part of anything that would take someone’s life.
He assured that the PDP would continue to preach against violence and criminality in the state, and would not support evil in whatever guise.
It would be recalled that a number of people lost their lives during the unfortunate weekend attack, including one Isaac Ikechukwu Chinedu, PDP Chairman in Obite, Chinedu Saidey, Ward 9 PDP Assistant Secretary from Oboburu Community, Franklyn Nkukuru Obi, APC Ward 4 chairman, his wife and son.

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