At least 15 persons are being reported to have died after gunmen allegedly attacked residents of the Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.
According to reports, the gunmen, suspected to be working for a former militant leader, Don Nwanee raided the towns in the early hours of the New Year.
Twitter user and president of Niger Delta Development Advocates (NDDA) @mayubeks shared photos which she claimed are of victims of the massacre and wrote:
”Rivers State: Over 21 innocent souls murdered by gunmen in the early hours of today as they were coming from crossover church services in Omoku, Onelga in Rivers State. – Christian Onwugbolu”
The State Police Command said it was aware of the development but details are still sketchy.