The clash of hoodlums with Taskforce turned into a bloody attack in the rivers state

The clash of hoodlums with Taskforce turned into a bloody attack in the rivers
The clash of hoodlums with Taskforce turned into a bloody attack in the rivers

 

A clash between hoodlums and security personnel attached to the illegal parking and street vending task force at Slaughter Oginigba Market, Trans Amadi in the Obio / Apcor Rivers State Local Government Area turned bloody yesterday.

Some of the task force operatives, who were seriously injured in the clash, are being treated at an undisclosed hospital in Port Harcourt It was further revealed that an illegal trade task force came out early yesterday morning to enforce the street vending ban in the area when suddenly the hooligans started throwing stones at them It was found that, although some members of the task force brigade were seriously injured, no deaths were recorded during the incident involving residents of the area.

Task Force Coordinator, DSP Felix Nwadibeyi (rtd), explained that they were in the Trans Amadi area to enforce the ban when thugs attacked them with firearms, machetes, and other dangerous weapons.

Nwadibeyi said: “Today (Thursday) at about 11 am I personally took the team to Trans-Amadi, namely to the slaughterhouse where the street trade takes place. The Hausa community saw us and started throwing stones at us and as a result, my boys tried to resist them because we have armed policemen who even fired in the air to scare them, but the Hausa community ran to the mosque and came out with guns. and our boys got scared.

“While we were running, they started throwing stones and other weapons at us. Currently, three of our boys, one police officer, and two critically ill people are in the hospital, and I do not know what their fate will be at the end of the day. ”

The police officer who was the victim of the clash also said, “When we got there, we tried to get them to leave, and when the men followed them, they started stoning and challenging us with a saber. and other weapons. I cannot shoot people, so when I tried to escape, one of them stoned me in the head. ”

Another victim, groaning in pain, said: “We went there to evacuate the merchants; These people just started throwing stones at us, and before we knew about it, they pulled out their pistols, and when I was about to crash into my car, I fell to the ground and they started hitting me. The governor of the state has to do something about it, I am very sick. ”

Meanwhile, at the time of writing this report, Rivers State Police Command had yet to respond to the incident, which also affected one of its officers assigned to the task force group.