Men allegedly believed to belong to a paramilitary group known as OSPAC have raided Okomoko community in the Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The attack launched Saturday night caused pandemonium within the community.
Details about what transpired are still sketchy, but the Port Harcourt Telegraph has learnt that some persons, mostly youths, who were at the town square reportedly sustained bullet wounds.
One person, according to what we have learnt, was killed during the raid.
It is not clear who drafted OSPAC into Etche, but a contingent of members of the said group with roots in Omoku may have been quartered at the Catering Rest House, Okehi by their sponsors.
The Etche Local Government Council reportedly has considerable interest in the management of the said facility.
Recall that Governor Nyesom Wike had outlawed the activities of OSPAC and other paramilitary sects, and set up ‘Operation Sting’, whose members are drawn from security agencies to combat kidnapping and cultism in the State.
Okomoko, a peaceful community is not among settlements in Etche that have become notorious for kidnapping, bloodshed and cultism.
Most locals are shocked by the late night raid which occurred in their community.
Angry youths purportedly took to the road in protest.
Reports say some commuters who use the Igwuruta-Okpala Road may have been harassed after the incident, but the chiefs and elders of Okomoko who believe in the rule of law reportedly persuaded the youths to go back to their homes.
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