They showed no mercy. In one fell swoop, nine persons, including a father, his two sons and daughter were killed. It happened last Friday in Obrikon, Ogba/Egbema/ Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State. One week after, the Adube family members are still in tears. They are seeking justice.
Spokesman of the family Henry Adube yesterday gave the names of those killed as:
Former Caretaker Committee Chairman of Ogba/Egbema/ Ndoni Local government, late Hon. Christopher Adube, his two sons Lucky and John Adube , his daughter Joy, a family friend, Mr. Iyk Ogarabe and the family driver, Mr. Samuel Chukwunonye.
Henry, who was weeping profusely while speaking to The Nation urged the National Hunan Right Commission (NHRC), the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) and other human rights groups to investigate the death of his brother’s family.
He said politically-motivated killings most stop.
He added that those who killed his brother and family came to wipe out his family, saying that the gunmen did not show any mercy in their operation.
“That fateful evening they stormed the compound and forced their way in and started shooting. If you look at what happened, you will see that the armed men were desperate to end my brother’s family. After killing my brother, they went and shot Joy and John, including a family friend and driver.
“Many people had been killed during the campaign/ rally in the area and the worst thing is that nobody has been arrested or prosecuted. I am begging Nigerians, National Human Rights Commission, Civil Liberty Organisation and other human right groups to investigate this gruesome murder.”
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogba/Egbema/ Ndoni Local Government Area, Hon Ejechi Felix, said the remains of the victims would not be buried until police finish their investigation.
He said the essence of the killing was to scare APC supporters from coming out to cast their votes tomorrow.
He urged the APC supporters not to be deterred by the unfortunate event but to come out en masse to vote for Dr. Dakuku Peterside and all APC candidates for the Rivers State House of Assembly.