Four houses burnt, 2 kidnapped in Port Harcourt community

By Jimitota Onoyume

PORT HARCOURT — Four houses were burnt, yesterday, when youths from a neighbouring community allegedly invaded Afam Uku Oyigbo area of Port Harcourt and allegedly abducted two persons.

Caretaker committee chairman of Oyigbo Local Government Area, Mr. David Oyegorom, who confirmed the incident, claimed the invaders stormed the community in his local government in the early hours of yesterday, noting that the timely arrival of security men saved the situation from degenerating into major violence.

According to him: “About 1a.m., Wednesday, some youths from Korokoro community invaded our community, burnt houses and took away two persons. The structures burnt include churches, people’s homes and shops. “

He appealed to youths in the local government not to take laws into their hands, imploring them to allow security operatives handle the situation.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Ahmed Mohamed, also spoke on the incident, saying his men swung into action immediately they got distress call from the area.
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