… Villagers flee community in droves
Demolish all waterfronts in Diobu which are hideouts to criminals, Vigilante Spokesman tell Governor Wike.
Rivers State Police Command is yet to get any clue on how to track down the suspects who murdered and beheaded Eze Augustin Nmeruikini Amadi, the Paramount ruler for Elibrada Community in Emohua local government area and two others on Monday October 15.
The gruesome murder of the Paramount ruler Eze Augustin Nmeruikini Amadi has been evoking condemnation and fear in Elibrada Community in particular and entire state leading to the desertion of the community by residents.
Almost in a similar manner, four persons, including a woman, and a petty trader were gunned down in the densely populated area of Diobu axis of Port Harcourt, on Tuesday September 16.
To checkmate the rising tide of criminal activities, the Spokesmen of Diobu vigilante, Prince Amatari Biabelebe, in an interview called on Governor Nyesom Wike to urgently commence the demolition of numerous waterfronts in Diobu.
This Tuesday killings are coming after a failed attempt to assassinate the Secretary of the Diobu Vigilante group, Prince Amatari, on Thursday, September 20, by Seven unknown gunmen armed with AK 47 but killed a member of Diobu vigilante group on same day.
He has therefore called on the Governor Wike to start the demolition of waterfronts and shanties in and around Diobu to dislodge the hoodlums who claims hibernate in the Waterfronts.
Spokesman of the group, Prince Amatari who said he was the target of the attack of September hoodlums who invaded his home with weapons to attack him but on meeting his absence, at about 1 am they cut all the burglary proofs before gaining access into his house and ransacked.
In a ferocious rage, the rampaging hoodlums attacked other members of the vigilante group and killed Ifeanyi (Chimele Amadi) who died while being rushed to the hospital with the assistance of the police.
Recounting the ordeal, Prince Amatari Biabelebe. “I escaped assassination by some hoodlums numbering about seven who invaded my compound but on realising that I was not around, they left to Ojoto street where they shot a vigilante member by name George, they also went to an area near Saint Thomas Anglican Church by Ikwerre road, shot another of our member (Chimele Amadi) who died in the hospital. “
Amatari appealed to the Rivers state government to intervene as the functions of the vigilante group is to assist security agencies to secure lives and property in the state.
On what he thinks should be done, he “Rivers State Government should immediately start with the demolition of all the waterfronts in Diobu which are safe haven for criminals and criminal gangs. If you go to the waterfronts you see stolen phones, laptops and other personal effects.
” Police command should exclude; Mile One Diobu Police Division, Olu Obasanjo Police Division and others from patrols. But should deploy Mopol 19 for patrols. All the Police Divisions in Diobu should be equipped with more officers and vehicles. The criminals already know the lapses and are cashing on that to cause mayhem ” Amatari said
Meanwhile the Rivers state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Nnamdi Omoni confirmed to our Correspondent that only four persons was killed. “The death of one Chimele Amadi who was shot dead in Nnanka street, Emenike and Gambia street all in Diobu but CP Zaki Ahmed has ordered intense patrol in the area. With the security arrangements on ground, the hoodlums will be dealt with “.
Also the Command has not made any arrest on the killing of the Paramount ruler of Elibrada and the four persons in Diobu.
Omoni called on the members of the public who can volunteer links on how to track down the suspects to contact the nearest Police station or security agencies.