NO fewer than 20 houses, were, yesterday, set ablaze in Omudioga community,
Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, when irate youths
reportedly went berserk over the death of a youth, who was simply
identified as Benjamin.
Details at press time were hazy but community sources said the rampaging
youths speculated that the death of the late Benjamin might have been
caused by some members of the community.
However, attempt to get the reaction of the state Police Public
Relations Officer, Mr Ben Ugwuegbulam, was futile, as his mobile lines
Meantime, community sources said security men had been deployed to quell the riotous
situation. Some victims of the attack, said they had to flee their
houses when it became clear that the rampaging youths were out of
Chairman of the council, Mr Allen Nma, confirmed the incident, adding that the development had been brought under control.
“Several houses were burnt and property worth millions naira
destroyed. The Police had taken over the place to prevent any further
attacks, but the youths, responsible for these evil acts must face the
wrath of the law,” he said.