Some uniformed men in about eight Hilux vehicles, on Wednesday, invaded Omuanwa Omuanwa in the Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State over the killing of an Air force officer identified as Kashite Eugene, Vanguard reports.
This has brought about panic in the community as many residents went into hiding following over invasion of their community.
According to Vanguard, the Air Force officer was allegedly shot dead by one “Tuface”, a member of a local security outfit popularly known as Omudioga Security Planning and Advisory Committee, OSPAC.
A source in the community said members of OSPAC in the area initially prevented the youths from burning down the house of “Tuface” over the killing of the Air Force officer.
The OSPAC members had however all run away.
The late Air force personnel was said to have gone to the operational base of OSPAC to demand the release of his friend detained by the outfit over alleged involvement in cultism.
But there was an altercation between him and the OSAPC men that led to a fight during which the Air Force officer was shot.
The Air Force officer who, it was gathered, was also from the community consequently bled to death.
In reaction, some youths in the community took over the operation base of OSPAC, threatening to burn it down, but were prevented.
The Chairman of Omuanwa Community Development Committee (CDC), Ugh Chiang, confirmed that the OSPAC official responsible for the killing of the Air Force officer had been apprehended and handed over to the police at Isiokpo Area Command in the local government area.
“I just finished speaking with the CDC chairman of Omuanwa community, Ugh Chiang, he confirmed to me that the OSPAC personnel popularly called Tuface’ allegedly responsible for the killing of the Air force personnel has been handed over to Isiokpo Area Command,” he said.
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