By Nkasi Kolie
Unknown gunmen on Saturday invaded Kono Boue community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State killing four young men two of whom were identified as Lekara Bira (32), Torka (40) while identities of the other two could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report.
SECURITY REPORTERS.com gathered that the assailants who were in possession of Ak 47 rifles invaded the community targeting young men.
The Public Relations Officer of the Community Development Committee (CDC) in the area, Golden Nwibakpo, who confirmed the incident to journalists, decried the incessant killings in Kono Boue. He said the four men killed did not belong to any cult group but were law abiding citizens of the community. He suggested that the Police authority should site a police station in the community to curb the incessant killings.
The community PRO urged the Rivers State Government to make the deplorable road in the community motorable to ensure proper patrol of the area by security agencies. He further disclosed that the community has been deserted as residents fled to Bori town the capital of Khana LGA for fear of falling victims to attackers.
It would be recalled that penultimate Sunday, unknown gunmen had killed one Nkpa Awolowo, a 58-year-old man in Kono Boue community.
In a related development, a 23-year-old lady, who gave her name as Victoria, on Sunday night, escaped death by the whiskers. The young lady residing at Mile 2 Diobu, Port Harcourt, alleged that a stray bullet from operatives of C41 unit of the Police, who were shooting in their area, pierced the wrapper she was tying while lying down inside her compound and brushed her buttocks.