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Gunmen shoot printer dead in Rivers

Gunmen suspected to be cultists have shot dead a printer identified as George Sopruchi at Abakiliki Street in the Mile 1 area of Diobu in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, on Saturday.

It was gathered that the gunmen trailed their target to Abakiliki close to Emenike Street at about 8.30pm and shot him dead while he was discussing with someone.

The incident occurred about 72 hours after a suspected cultist shot a man dead along the Nanka/Lumuber area of Diobu, sending cold shivers down the spines of many residents in the area.

According to an eyewitness, the gunmen carted away his motorcycle and one of his mobile phones. Onlookers rushed to the scene as soon as the assailants fled and rushed the victim to the hospital. Unfortunately, he had passed away.

The eyewitness, who wished to remain anonymous, said, “It was just like what happened three days ago when some cult boys trailed a man to Nanka/Lumumba who went to buy noodles and shot him dead.

“What is happening in Diobu is becoming scary. Let the police be up and doing so that people can sleep with their two eyes closed here.”

The spokesperson for the state police command, Grace Iringe-Koko, who confirmed last Thursday’s killing at Nanka/Lumuber Street, had said investigation was ongoing to apprehend the fleeing culprits.

Efforts to reach on the latest incident proved abortive as she did not answer calls put across to her telephone by our reporter.

She had yet to also reply to a text message sent to her as of the time of filing this report.

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