Rivers community residents flee, accuse soldiers of brutality

11:32 Jan 12 2024 Rivers State

The residents of Owerewere, Aminigboko, Egunughan, and Emesu communities in Emughan clan have fled from their homes over brutality by military men in Abua-Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Some residents told PUNCH Metro on Thursday, that they vacated the area to seek refuge in the bush, to avoid attacks and torture by men in military uniform.

They alleged that these soldiers started harassing and disrupting the peace of their communities, immediately after the terrible incident that happened in Ahoada/Abua East-West axis, on the 12th December 2023.

PUNCH Metro reports that gunmen shot four soldiers, and two drivers dead while they reportedly kidnapped two expatriates of the Daewoo company along the Ahoada/Abua East-West axis in Rivers State.

It was learnt that men of the Nigerian Army have now occupied these communities and sacked these residents, who are currently starving in the bush, where they share homes with snakes and other reptiles in the bush.

A man, who identified to be an indigene of the Emughan Clan, Bryan Honour, said the military men invaded the communities to revenge the death of the soldiers, but they are attacking innocent civilians in the process.

“On the 12th December, unknown men killed four soldiers and two drivers, now the soldiers came back and started attacking the whole clan, which consists about four communities. They chased people, beat grandmothers, grandfathers, and two people even died.
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