Suspected hoodlums attack palace, destroy cars, others in Rivers

Suspected cultists have attacked the Palace of the Paramount Ruler of Elele in Ikwerre Native Authorities Space of Rivers State, His Royal Majesty, Jonathan Amadi together with his official automobile set ablaze through the operation.

Different property together with a coastal bus belonging to the Chairman of the Neighborhood Growth Committee had been additionally burnt down in an attack believed to have been carried out by the identical hoodlums.

The Elele CDC chairman, Ezekiel Chikwere who confirmed the attack to our correspondent stated his property and that of the Paramount ruler had been touched due to their place in opposition to cultists and different gangs in the group.

Whereas lamenting the destruction of his property, Chikwere revealed that the attack got here one week after he summoned suspected cultists for a peace assembly following the arrival of native safety outfit, OSPAC in the group.

“Myself and the Paramount Ruler have been on the forefront of discouraging our youths from participating in cultism.

“The final time we met I suggested them to denounce cultism and are available ahead to take oath as a result of we now have determined to interact the providers of Native vigilante, OSPAC. In order that OSPAC won’t use any of them as a scapegoat. I had that assembly with them only a week in the past.

“I used to be stunned that at about 3am on Sunday, folks got here to wake me that my coastal bus is on fireplace. I purchased that bus with the N12million I collected from my co-operation.

“I just want security agencies to investigate this incident,” Chikwere stated.

The chief of Ikwerre-Etche Youth Discussion board, Gideon Okpaka who led safety operatives to the scene of the incident condemned the attack, simply as he expressed readiness to work with safety companies to make sure that the perpetrators of the act are dropped at e book.

When contacted, Spokesman of the Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni stated he was anticipating a short from the DPO, Elele.

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