3 dead as guns boom in Ogoni


Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
a man walks on slippery spilled crude oil on the shores and in the waters of the Niger Delta swamps of Bodo, a village in the famous Nigerian oil-producing Ogoniland. AFP
Gunshots were still being held in Yeghe, a community of Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers and community of ex-militant leader Solomon Ndigbara, alias Osama bin Laden on Tuesday morning where the military is currently carrying out an operation.
Three persons are alleged to have died after suspected cultists clashed with soldiers in Yeghe and Bori, the headquarters of Khana Local Government Area in Ogoniland.
Residents of the community on Monday fled their homes after a clash between soldiers and suspected cultists.
Eyewitnesses said the clash between the suspected cultists and the military led to sporadic shooting and the destruction of the Liaison office of Senator Magnus Abe, All Progressives Congress, APC, Rivers South East Senatorial candidate in Bori, the headquarters of Khana Local Government Area.
Austin Sor, the Caretaker Committee Chairman of Gokana Local Government Area, says three persons are feared dead following the clash between soldiers and suspected cultists and that the whole area is tense.
Sor accused the military of invading the home of Ndigbara, burning the house and destroying his properties.
“As I speak with you, three persons have been confirmed dead and three persons are in the hospital. I am on my way to hospital for the treatment of a pregnant woman who, while running away from the shooting fell and it has been confirmed that she lost the unborn baby. I am going to the private hospital in Sogho where the doctors are to operate on her to evacuate the baby. The other three have been confirmed dead and have been taken to the mortuary,” Sor said.
The 2 Brigade Spokesman, Captain Eli Lazarus, has promised that the …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper