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Vigilante leader, sibling killed in Rivers community

There was tension in Ogbakiri community, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State as a leader of a local vigilante group in Okprowo village was killed alongside his younger brother.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the vigilante leader identified as Ike, also known as Sanni, and his younger brother were allegedly killed by aggrieved vigilante members in his community.

A source from the community said the killing of Sanni and his younger brother was in connection “with a disagreement with his members” which has been ongoing for a while.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that a new person has assumed office as the new leader of the local vigilante in the community.

The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the killing in Okprowo community.

The spokesman of the command, Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the incident said, “investigation into the incident has commenced”, assuring that the perpetrators will be arrested.

The killing comes barely 24 hours after another member of a local vigilante group in the same local government area was killed in a reprisal attack.

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