Since the Nigerian Air Force and Army operatives invaded the Rumuekpe Community in the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, there is a tangible sense of panic there.
Eko Hot Blog reports that a mixture of military personnel entered Nvakohia Village in Rumuekpe and began shooting randomly, according to information gathered.
Additionally, it was learned that several locals who fled for safety suffered varied degrees of injury, and some people’s current whereabouts are unknown.
It was also discovered that the operation might not be unrelated to the initiative to stop oil theft in the state’s villages.
A source within the community, who did not want his name in print said: “As of the hour of 6 pm, Thursday, there was a reckless shooting around Rumuekpe community by the Nigeria Airforce, why the Nigeria Army was on the land with a drone capturing round the village making the habitats be terrified.
“The reason for the shooting has not been made known to the people of Rumuekpe even as the Nigerian army has invaded the community for weeks now without any crisis happening in the Rumuekpe community.
“We are yet to know why the Armed Forces have chosen to unleash an excruciating attack on the people of Rumuekpe when there is no communal crisis or neighbourhood war.
The source called on the Federal Government, the state government led by Governor Nyesome Wike and well-meaning individuals to come to the aid of the community.
It further called on the military to immediately explain to the community why such atrocious and unlawful shootings would be targeted at them.
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