Gunmen kill five in Rivers community over failure to provide N1m

Gunmen have killed five people in an attack on the Odiereke Ubie community in the Ahaoda West Local Government Area of Rivers State after the community allegedly failed to provide the sum of N1 million for their feeding.

A member of the community, who confirmed the incident, also claimed the criminals came into the community on motorcycles and were armed with AK-47 rifles.

The source, who spoke anonymously, said the victims were killed on their way back from their farmlands.

According to our source, the attack was carried out at about 5 pm on Tuesday.

He said the families of the deceased have carried the bodies for burial.

In the meantime, residents of the Odiereke Ubie community have deserted the community and are calling on security agencies to come to their aid.

The Rivers State Police Command is yet to release an official statement about the incident.

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