Police Confirm Death Of Man Chased By Gunmen In Diobu On Saturday Night
The Rivers State Police command has confirmed the death of a yet to be identified man who was being chased by armed men along Illabouchi street, Diobu axis on Saturday night (April 22,2023).
Spokesperson for the Rivers State Police command SP Grace Iringe Koko, in an interview with our Correspondent said about three armed men were chasing the man along Illabouchi when he hit a pavement and sustained serious injuries.
SP Koko said the man was rushed to hospital by good Samaritan where he was confirmed dead.
Meanwhile eyewitnesses who did not want to be on tape told our reporter that the assailants who were driving in a vehicle shot severally at the deceased when he got to Emenike/Illabouchi street Mile 2 Diobu Porthacourt.
The eyewitness stated that the gunmen zoomed off immediately they shot severally at the man .
Our reporter who visited the scene minutes after the incident, saw Police patrol vans attached to Diobu Divisional Police headquarters Mile 1 and Azikiwe Divisional Police headquarters at the scene.
Sources say the incident may not be unconnected to the supremacy and territorial control battle between suspected D12 and BS houses of Deygbam cult groups which broke out at Elechi beach Mile 1 Diobu Port Harcourt nine days ago.