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Rivers State CP Denies Police Involvement In The Mysterious Death Of 5 Alleged Wounded Gunmen In Oyibo LGA

by Anita Ogona

Controversy on who is responsible for the Killing of  Five wounded alleged gunmen and the nurse who was treating them were  killed in mysterious circumstances at Oyigbo Local Government Area in Rivers State

This  is just after  Governor Nyesom Wike, announced in His Broadcast that some of the unknown gunmen who killed security personnel in the state had been arrested and would be charged to court.
According to reports, four of the victims were allegedly among the group of gunmen that killed seven policemen in the state last week, and fled with bullet wounds including a nurse identified as chichi who was caught up in the gunfire where she was treating them at a medical facility in the area. The report says on sensing danger, one of them who was on drip attempted to escape by scaling the fence but, unknown to him, the area had been surrounded by the gunmen who shot him dead. The gunmen subsequently gained access to the building and killed three others receiving treatment, and the nurse.
Unconfirmed report alleged that the five persons were killed by a tactical team of the Nigeria Police , who had stormed the hideout in two Hilux vans and a sienna and  opened fire on them. while they were trying to get medical treatments for multiple bullet wounds inflicted on them by the police when luck ran out on them.
The victims were also alleged to be  responsible for the recent murder of seven policemen in a a coordinated attacks on security formations along the East- West Road and Elimgbu Police Station.However The Rivers state Commissioner of Police, CP  Friday Eboka, told journalists that the people who carried out the act were not policemen. He said  the unknown armed men who carried out the Oyigbo killings were not policemen.  Explaining further He said” before the District Police Officer (DPO) in charge of the area and his men could get to the scene, the killers had concluded their mission and fled.

He noted that policemen who rushed to the scene only saw the five dead bodies and later recovered many charms. “That matter was reported at the Oyigbo Police Station. The people involved are not policemen. We heard that four of them were taking treatment in a clinic before the unknown armed men went there with two Hilux vans and a Sienna.

“They went there and people heard gunshots. Before police could get there, the gunmen entered their vehicle and drove away. The policemen met dead bodies of the four guys and the young woman [the nurse]. I told the DPO to move those dead bodies while we investigate the matter.

“But, obviously, they are not policemen. If there must be an operation by police, it must be reported at the nearest police station. The people that carried out the act are not policemen. It was unknown armed men and not policemen.

“The people they killed were actually receiving treatment of their gun wounds. When the DPO got there, they recovered the receipt of their treatment. They recovered charms. They were receiving treatment for gun wounds. The people that killed them are not policemen,” he said.

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