A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ofinijite Amachree, was burnt alive in Buguma, Asari-Toru local government of Rivers state on Monday, March 7. A source disclosed this to a source “We don’t really know what caused the fight; but what we know is that it is a clash between the APC and PDP.
There were gunshots; so, we had to take cover in our house. One guy, popularly known as Kpom Kpom, who I think is an APC member was killed and burnt. As I speak with you, there is tension in Buguma.” Amachree was beaten up and burnt as four others also lost their lives.
APC member Ofinijite Amachree, burnt alive in Buguma, Asari-Toru local government
According to reports, four APC members were killed in Obibi, Etche local government, while Gabriel Cookey was smashed to death in Opobo, headquarters of Opobo/Nkoro.
It was also gathered that the mother of the caretaker committee chairman of Asari-Toru local government, Sobomabo Jackrich, was abducted by armed men on Sunday, March 6 around Obiri Ikwerre Bridge, Port Harcourt.
Police spokesman Ahmad Muhammad confirmed the incident. However, Muhammad said normalcy had returned to the area following the response of security operatives. He said: “On Saturday’s killings in Omoku, no arrest has been made yet, but it is under investigation.
“There was a report of security breach in Buguma, but normalcy has been restored, due to the intervention by our men. I do not have any report on killings in Opobo and Obibi-Etche, for now (at 3:49 pm).”
The murder of Amachree took place barely 48 hours after APC’s Ward 4 chairman in Omoku, headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Franklin Obi, was beheaded at his home by masked gunmen at 9 pm. His wife and 18-year-old son, Bestman, were also killed.