Burnt dead bodies of three police officers and a soldier have been recovered by the Rivers State Police Command last week. Indigenous People of Biafra are suspected to a hand in the killing and burning of these victims.
The state Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, disclosed this when he led heads of other security agencies to Afam in Oyigbo and other places where the violence took place to assess the extent of damage on Saturday.
Other areas visited were Sangana and Ilkwerre road in Mile one, Diobu axis of Port Harcourt, and Onne in Eleme LGA.
Mukan said the officers, including the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) of Oyigbo, were hacked to death by the IPOB members and burnt.
Three corpses of policemen and a soldier and the DCO of Oyigbo police area command were burnt alive during an invasion by suspected IPOB members.
Mukan told journalists that an investigation has been ordered into the incident, promising that the command would do everything to ensure that those involved in the dastardly act were punished.
He said the DPO of Oyigbo Police Station was alive, noting though he escaped by whiskers.
“Comprehensive investigation is still in progress; most of the vehicles you see here are brought by civilians for safekeeping. Unfortunately, they got burnt
Meanwhile, the Northern community in Rivers State said some traders were killed during the attack.
The Chairman of the Northern community in Rivers State, Musa Saidu, disclosed this while speaking on a radio station, 93.7 Rhythm Fm, in Port Harcourt, monitored by our correspondent on Saturday.
However, the state police command said the deaths were not reported.