Tai Killings: Rivers Police Commend Moves To Halt Reprisal Attacks

The Rivers State Police Command in a latest bid to halt reprisal attacks following the killing of Pastor Abraham Yorka and shooting of other natives in Oloko Community, Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State, last Friday  deployed Police officers to Afam and Oloko communities in Oyigbo and Tai LGA respectively.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Eboka Friday made the disclosure on Monday.  CP Eboka said the move was aimed at halting any reprisal attacks.

CP Eboka also revealed that the command is working on a lead on one of the suspects and the Police will arrest the suspect in order to ascertain what transpired on that fateful day.

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Koroma Tai Police Division has visited the scene of the crime after a meeting with stakeholders and some victims of the incident on Monday.

Monday Piit, One of the victims of the attack allegedly by OSPAC members from a neigbouring community in Oyigbo LGA confirmed the development but declined giving details.

Mr Piit had earlier told our correspondent on telephone how suspected OSPAC members attacked Oloko Community last Thursday.

Mr Piit disclosed that the men of Oloko community went for launch after working on a community farmland, the boundary with Afam in Oyigbo LGA when they suddenly heard the women and children in the farmland screaming, the next thing they heard were gunshots which made everybody scampered to safety.

Mr Piit disclosed that the gunmen were burning houses, shooting at people and also burnt his motorcycle.

He explained that it was later that Oloko community discovered it was OSPAC members allegedly from a neigbouring community in Oyigbo LGA as some of their youths who escaped from the assailants revealed the identities of the assailants to them.

Mr Piit also alleged that some of the natives of Oloko community are still missing.

Sunday Vasighe, who claimed he sustained gunshot injuries on the leg and hand also alleged that the gunmen who shot him were OSPAC members from neigbouring community in Oyigbo LGA.

Mr Vasighe called on the Rivers State Government and the Police to apprehend the perpetrators.

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