Gunmen Kill Pastor And A 9-year-old In Rivers


Unknown gunmen on Thursday morning killed an Anglican pastor, Rev. Ibiene Jamabo and a nine year-old boy, identified as Nimela, at Wakama community in Ogu/Bolo local government area of Rivers State.

LEADERSHIP gathered that the slain Jamabo is the head of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) in the community, while the nine year-old child is the son of the member representing Wakama community in the Ogu/Bolo Legislative Assembly.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ahmad Muhammad, who confirmed the killing of the two persons, said the Command has drafted policemen into the community to maintain peace.

Narrating the incident to newsmen at Ogu, headquarters of Ogu/Bolo local government area, leader of Wakama community, John Jonathan said, “What I saw is that very early this morning (Thursday) Kpogo people came into our community and killed one of the Anglican pastor, and one of our sons in our community. We are still looking for six members of our community.”

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Jonathan attributed the killing to a boundary dispute between Wakama and its neighbor, Kpogo community in Tai local government area of the state, and appealed to Governor Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike to intervene in the boundary dispute and ensure an end to the hostility.

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