Rivers command recovers burnt bodies of three policemen, soldier


 The Rivers State Police Command has recovered burnt remains of three of its operatives and a soldier killed by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra last week.


The state Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, disclosed this when he led heads of other security agencies to Afam in Oyigbo and other places where violence took place to assess the extent of damage on Saturday.



Other areas visited were Sangana and Ilkwerre road in Mile one, Diobu axis of Port Harcourt and Onne in Eleme LGA.


Mukan said the officers, including the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) of Oyigbo were hacked to death by the IPOB members and burnt.


Three copses of policemen and a soldier and the DCO of Oyigbo police area command were burnt alive during an invasion by suspected IPOB members.


Mukan told journalists that an investigation has been ordered into the incident, promising that the command would do everything to ensure that those involved in the dastardly act were punished.



He said the DPO of Oyigbo Police Station was alive, noting though he escaped by whiskers.


“Comprehensive investigation is still in progress;  most of the vehicles you see here are brought by civilians for safe keeping. Unfortunately they got burnt


Meanwhile, the Northern community in Rivers State said some traders were killed during the attack.


The Chairman of the Northern community in Rivers State, Musa Saidu, disclosed this while speaking on a radio station, 93.7 Rhythm Fm, in Port Harcourt, monitored by our correspondent on Saturday.



However, the state police command said the deaths were not reported.



But Saidu said the assailants, who disguised as #EndSARS protesters, invaded their houses and markets, stole cattle and destroyed several properties.


 “We are ordinary people; ordinary traders. We don’t know why we are being targeted.”


A spokesman for the state police command, Nnamdi Omoni, said the incident was not reported to the police, urging the community leader to report to the police.



“It is important to come to the police and report so that we know what to do,” Omoni stated.


Also, scores of residents of Umuebulu 2 and adjoining communities in Oyigbo, fled their houses over fear of fresh attacks.


Two Oyigbo residents called a radio station, 94.1 Wazobia FM, in Port Harcourt, to complain that people were leaving in droves.

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