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Rivers Police Debunks Rumour Of Communal Clashes


The Rivers State Police Command has stated that its attention has been drawn to a caption making the rounds on the social and traditional media on the State of affairs in Opuoko and Lumene Communities in Khana LGA.
The caption reads that, “16 Persons Killed, Several Houses Razed Down In Khana LG”.
According to a press release signed by DSP Nnamdi Omoni, PPRO of the command, “ordinarily, this distorted news should have been ignored as the Command is not given to frivolities and fake news capable of stirring disaffection and causing panic and tension in the State.
“However, in order that the public will not be immediately misinformed and hold erroneous impression resulting from the fake news, we have therefore deemed it necessary to put the records straight and state as follows:
“That today 18/8/19 at about 0630Hrs, information got to us that a group of Cult boys invaded two Communities in Khana (Opuoko and Lumene) where they attacked and killed one person in Opuoko and two in Lumene, altogether three persons died.
“The houses of the LGA Chairman and the former Youth Leader came under attack.
“The attackers on sighting the Police took to flight but were chased and two of them arrested, while the trail for others is still on.
The two suspects are: Damwua Karagbara, 33 aka Spider and Dinee Prince 23 years of age”.
He explained that exhibits recovered from them include: assorted phones and military camouflage.
The PPRO hinted that calm has returned to both Communities and the CP has ordered Investigation into the incident with a view to ascertaining the remote and immediate causes of the attack and to bring perpetrators to justice.
“We are again appealing to the public to help us with useful information that can lead to the arrest of these mindless criminals, via the following security numbers: 08032003514, 08098880134 and 08182157778”.


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