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APC chieftain, ex-militant condemn renewed killings in Rivers


Augustine Wokocha

Augustine Wokocha

Mr Augustine Wokocha, a chieftain of APC in Rivers, has condemned recent resurgence of killings in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/ Ndoni local councils of Rivers.

Wokocha, former Power Commissioner in Rivers made the condemnation while speaking to newsmen in Port Harcourt on Monday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there have been reports of renewed violent attacks and killings in Omoku during and after the Dec. 10 legislative rerun elections.

Wokocha said that he had never been involved in political violence and would never support it in any form and for any reason.

“I strongly stand with my party, the APC, a party that has shown that it is peaceful and law abiding, we cannot for any reason support political violence.

“I support a detailed and honest investigation into the recent cases of killings in Omoku, we all need peace, so the perpetrators must be brought to book,’’ he said.

Also reacting to the killings, an ex-militant, Mr Don Wani said that it was saddening that some persons still took to violence and criminality after the state government’s amnesty offer.

He called on the state and federal governments to get to the root of the matter by ensuring that those behind the recent disturbances were unearthed and prosecuted.

“I am for peace; I have not indulged in any act of violence since I accepted the amnesty offer, the governments need to stand up against this ugly trend.

“I believe that these violent attacks are carried out by people who refused to embrace the state government’s amnesty offer,’’ he said.

NAN recalls that a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP Mohammed Alkali, was beheaded by armed cultist in Ujju Community, Omoku during the Dec. 10 legislative rerun elections.

Other cases of killings and kidnappings also took place in the area after the elections, according to reports.

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