Troops take control of Oyigbo as new mafia attacks hit rivers
Nigeria’s troops and police have taken control of the Oyigbo local government area in Rivers State following massive new attacks in the area.
The state police command said indigenous representatives of Biafra were responsible for the murder of two of their officers and the arson of two police stations in the area on Wednesday.
Shots rang out in the area from Thursday evening until Friday morning as soldiers pushed back the thugs, but violence continued in Oyigbo.
Governor Niesom Vicke imposed a 24-hour curfew for local authorities, but residents said they could not sleep due to the shooting.
Oyigbo LGA President Gerald Aforji, responding to the incident Friday morning, said soldiers had intervened to restore calm to the area.
Source: – Punchng