Two Rivers communities still deserted three weeks after massacre of five boys

Brave Dickson

Two villages: Zor and Luusue in Sogho community of Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State are still being deserted weeks after a supremacy battle led to the murder of five boys.

A source, Paul Ndua whose younger brother, Promise Ndua was among the five boys that were brutally murdered said the two villages have refused to obey the peace agreement signed at the instance of the Bori Divisional Police Officer, SP Bako Angbashim

Indigenes of the two villages fled their homes for fear of being killed after unknown gunmen stormed Zor village on February 4, 2021, killing five boys instantly.

Sogho is a community in Ogoni land comprising five villages which as: Zor, Luusue and three others.

Narrating how his brother was killed, Paul said, “my younger brother Promise came to the village to visit his wife and three children.

“On his way back to Port Harcourt where he works, some gunmen shot him and his motorbike rider, Simeon Diinee Ngudam to death.

The killers immediately went to the residential area of my village and butchered three boys to death with machetes.

“The Bori Police Division DPO, Bako Angbashim, Khana Council Chairman, Lahteh Lah Loolo and the House of Representatives member representing Khana/Gokana Federal Constituency, Dumnamene Dekor visited the scene and a peace accord was signed by my village and Luusue village where the killers come from.

“Just last Saturday and Sunday, the killers invaded my village again, looting and causing mayhem.”

When contacted on phone by our correspondent, the Bori DPO debunked the claim that the warring villages were still being deserted.

SP Bako said, “as I speak to you now, I and my men just returned from a patrol on the two villages.

“The villagers are still in the two villages because we were able to restore normalcy after the killing of the five boys earlier this month.”

Other activist sources from Ogoni who pleaded not to be identified in print unanimously asserted that the killings came as a result of community supremacy.