There is palpable fear in Rumuekpe Community, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State following the invasion of the area by the Nigeria Air Force and Army operatives.
A combination of the military men came into the Village in Rumuekpe on air and on land shooting sporadically.
It was also gathered that 2 residents sustained bullet wound as others who were scampering for safety sustained various degrees of injuries and that some person’s whereabouts are yet unknown.
The reason for the invasion is yet unknown as at time of press
Speaking with a source within the community, who did not want his name in print said: “As of the hour of 6 pm, Thursday, there was a reckless shooting around Rumuekpe community by the Nigeria Airforce, why the Nigeria Army was on the land with a drone capturing round the village making the habitats be terrified.
It was also confirmed on Friday by Area talk Reporter sighting some military men with drones in the community in an operation which lasted for hours.
According to a resident, Mr. Abiola who also said they do not know why the shooting.
“The reason for the shooting has not been made known to the people of Rumuekpe even as the Nigerian army has invaded the community for weeks now without any crisis happening in the Rumuekpe community.
“We are yet to know why the Armed Forces have chosen to unleash an excruciating attack on the people of Rumuekpe when there is no communal crisis or neighbourhood war.
The source called on the Federal Government, the state government and well-meaning individuals to come to the aid of the community.
It further called on the military to immediately explain to the community why such atrocious and unlawful shootings would be targeted at them.