One person killed, others injured in Ogoni chieftaincy tussle – Guardian Reports

At least one person was killed, while others got injured following a chieftaincy crisis in Bodo, a community in Ogoniland, Gokana Local Council of Rivers State.

The incident occurred three days after two pipeline security men assigned to provide surveillance to the oil spill site in Bodo community were killed by yet to be identified gunmen.

The Guardian gathered that the latest killing was sequel to a chieftaincy crisis, which the State Commissioner of Police, Emeka Nwoye, had tried to broker peace.

There were heavy shootings in the community Monday morning from supporters of the warring factions. Consequently, some members of the community scampered for safety, while many others remained indoors as gunfire ranges in the community.

Executive Director of Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC-Nigeria), Fynface Dunamene Fynface, who hails from Ogoni communityconfirmed the incident.

He said many residents have remained indoors as gunfire ranges in the community a few days after resolution of the community leadership crisis by the Rivers State Commissioner of Police.

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