BREAKING: Unknown Gunmen Attack SARS Officers In Oyigbo, One Killed
There is palpable tension in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State as unknown gunmen attacked SARS officers, destroying their vehicles and releasing some suspects detained in their facility.
According to a source who spoke with ElombahNews correspondent on phone, the unknown gunmen invaded SARS office which is along old Aba road in the midnight of 30th September, shooting sporadically before setting their vehicles ablaze. “Everybody was so afraid when the shooting started. We were wondering what could be going on until the shooting subsided. When we came out this morning to confirm what really happened last night, we saw vehicles that were set ablaze”, the source said.
The source further said that as people gathered in the scene of the incident in the morning, some group of young men emerged suddenly and started chanting, ‘we no want SARS, we no need SARS’ and immediately, SARS officers opened fire on the young men only for them to find out that the bullets were not penetrating.
Unfortunately for the SARS officers, before they could take cover, the young men overpowered them, disarmed and hacked one officer to death instantly.
As at the time of filing this report, there is confusion in the entire city as people are so scared to come out from their homes because of the fear of being harassed and arrested by SARS officers. Some people in Oyigbo have accused SARS of extortion and intimidation.
When ElombahNews contacted Oyigbo Police command over the incident, the DPO could not be reached on phone.