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Gunmen Kill Three While Watching Football In River




Three people have been confirmed dead when some unknown gunmen on Friday night invaded a football viewing centre in Rivers state.

Naija News learnt that the gunmen were said to have attacked the viewing centre while football fans were watching Liverpool Vs Huddersfield Match on Friday night in Eneka community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Naija News learnt that the syndicate of gunmen shot endlessly and sporadically when they arrived at the football viewing centre as many sustained various degrees of gunshot injuries as the gunmen opened fire on residents of the area.

A witness explained that the incident was one of the cult-related attacks that had been affecting some parts of the state.

“The gunmen came after at the end of the first half of the Liverpool versus Huddersfield match. Some persons were seriously injured because they were shot by the gunmen.

“Though we learnt that three persons had died as a result of gunshot injuries, we have not been able to verify that yet. But it was terrifying because people were running up and down trying to see where to hide.

“Some policemen came after the incident, but the gunmen had finished and left, leaving the community in agony.

“Many with gunshot injuries were rushed to the hospital immediately after the gunmen left,” the source, who preferred anonymity, said.

As at the time of filing this report, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, when contacted said he was yet to be briefed about the development.

However, Omoni, who promised to get details of the incident from the Divisional Police Officer of the area, expressed worry that some members of the public were not interested in reporting the crime to the police.

“When these things happen, they will not report to the Police. But they prefer to report to the media.

“When an incident like this happens, the matter should be reported to the Police,” Omoni emphasised.