The murder of Amachree came 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 along side his wife, Ihuoma and 18-year-old son, Bestman.
Amachree was beaten up and burnt as four others also lost their lives. 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.
Ahmad Muhammad, police spokesman confirmed the incident.
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.
According to a source who spoke to newsmen, the was a clash in the area between APC and PDP members which led to sporadic shootings.
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.
The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the 2015 elections in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has condemned the gruesome and callous murder of Ofinijite Amachree.
Peterside, who spoke in Port Harcourt, decried the on-going mass executions in the state, saying urgent help is needed in the state’s security. According to him, the pathetic security situation in Rivers State is unfortunately a direct affront on the federal government’s power to protect lives and property within its territory.
The security situation in our dear state is distressing and we cannot continue to live under such a desperate situation. I am therefore using this opportunity to again draw the attention of the world to daily killings taking place in Rivers State.
Last Friday, Mr. Franklin, APC Ward 4 Chairman in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area was killed and beheaded with his wife in Omoku. Franklin who recently moderated APC ward meeting in the LGA hails from the same ward as the State Chairman of the PDP, Felix Obuah.
Four APC persons were killed in Obibi, Etche LGA in the last 48 hours. Gabriel Cookey was clubbed to death in Opobo, Opobo/Nkoro LGA today by suspected cultist.
He also added:
Only this morning, in Buguma , Ofinjite Amachree , an APC member was set ablaze by thugs who are members of PDP.
In fact, in the last two weeks, over 30 APC members have been killed in different parts of Rivers State. We are tired of this bloodbath; this is why we are calling on the federal government and Nigerians generally to come to our aid.
As citizens of Rivers State, we know that this heart-rending situation is a fallout of loss of moral right by the Nyesom Wike-led government to fight criminality having benefitted from their activities in the recent past. But this killing must stop and the time is now.