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JUST IN: Unknown Gunmen Murder Anglican Priest, 9-Year-Old Boy In Rivers

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An Anglican church cleric, Rev. Ibiene Jamabo was in the wee hours of Thursday, June 18, 2015 murdered alongside a nine year-old boy, identified as Nimela, by unknown assailants at Wakama community in Ogu/Bolo local government area of Rivers State.

The priest was said to be the head of the Anglican church  in the community, while Nimela was the son of a member of Ogu/Bolo legislative Assembly representing Wakama community.

While confirming the deaths, the state police spokesperson, Ahmad Muhammad, said the Command has deployed some officers to the community to calm the situation.

The leader of Wakama community, John Jonathan narrated the incident to journalists at Ogu, headquarters of Ogu/Bolo local government area.

He said, “What I saw is that very early this morning (Thursday) Kpogo people came into our community and killed one of the Anglican pastor, and one of our sons in our community. We are still looking for six members of our community.”

According to him, the murder would not be unconnected to a boundary dispute between Wakama and its neighbor, Kpogo community in Tai local government area of the state.

He further called on the governor, Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike to intervene in the boundary dispute.

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