Gunmen on Wednesday invaded Tere-Ama community in the Port Harcourt Local Government Area of Rivers State and killed on person.
Although the reason behind the attack on the community is still unclear, a resident in the area who only identified himself as Somieri said that the gunmen attack may be connected to their regular extortion of business owners in the area.
Recall that Chief Tamunokuro Somiari, the paramount ruler of Somieri-Ama community, a neighbouring town had raised an alarm over a threat to his life after some gunmen attacked him at his house.
When contacted, the spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident, adding the Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, had ordered an investigation into the incident with a view to arresting the perpetrators and unraveling the crime.
Omoni further disclosed that the corpse of the victim has been handed over to his family for burial.
He said, “A man of about 30 years old was found dead in his pool of blood and he was released to his family for burial in line with Islamic rites as requested by family, because the victim is a Muslim.
“The CP has ordered investigations into the incident and we are at the trail of the killers.”