Four corpses were recovered from Otamirioche River in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State after a vigilante group, ONELGA Security and Advisory Planning Committee (OSPAC), invaded Okomoko community in the Area killing at least three persons.

Their bodies were dumped in the River by the rampaging security group after the dastardly act.
Community sources told theportcitynews that the vigilante group invaded the community around 9:31 pm on Saturday, shooting sporadically leading to the five deaths.

An eye witness who wished not to be named for fear of reprisal attacks, confirmed that the vigilante group drove into the community, the four men shot dead were relaxing at a popular spot called "okomoko playground", at the centre of the town-which is an ever busy spot and a transit point between other communities- the OSPAC group visibly angry with the way the men responded to their inquiry drew out their guns and shot them at close range. "i was standing right there with them when everything happened. I told them this man didn't do anything wrong. They told me to shut up or they will shoot me".

Another eye witness said the vigilante leader realizing what they had just done, took the bodies and fled claiming they were cultists.

A member of the community Mrs. Stella who was visibly shaken commented " The governor of Rivers state should put a leash on these repented militants, who they gave guns without training or proper mental evaluation. i knew all the men because they were popular in the community and also from good families. One of the deceased, Dagogo, a youth leader and trader, just buried his mother this August and he was planning on getting married next year".

As at the time of filing this report, the members of OSPAC when accosted at their headquarters in OMAGWA, Rivers state, threatened to kill more people and nothing will be done about it because they have been given order from above to kill whoever they suspect of being a criminal without due recourse to the law.

They added that a woman was also hit in the eye by a stray bullet while many others sustained several degrees of injuries.

One of the victims of the killing is a trader popularly known as Dagogo Nwalozie.

ONELGA Security and Advisory Planning Committee (OSPAC), have continued to torture, maim, kill and dispose corpses of countless persons the same way in their efforts to rid the state of cultists and criminal elements, without proper investigation or court process.

More bodies are being discovered in the River, possibly more innocent victims shot dead by these vigilante group.


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