Senator Apiafi Sends Fact Finders to Emughan Community where Gunmen Allegedly inflicted bodily harm to natives, razed a house and kidnapped an elderly man

Distinguished Senator Betty Apiafi Saturday, sent a delegation on a fact finding mission to Emughan, to resolve the crisis brewing in the communities of Emesu and Egunughan.
The delegation led by Dr. Kenneth Okagua, Chief Medical Director of Rivers State Hospitals Board, comprised of security operatives led by the DCO of Abua Odual, Friday Ojoh.

The delegation found out that the unknown gunmen who invaded the community, inflicted grave bodily harm to people in the affected communities, razed a house and kidnapped an elderly man who was later released.

The village head of Egunughan Community,  Chief Umor Akio, explained that his community is peace loving, does not harbour criminals and is willing to cooperate with security agents to get to the root causes of the crisis. 

He thanked the Senator and the security agencies for the quick response including the deployment of armed police officers to the two affected communities.  

While speaking to the victims of the crisis, the representative of the Distinguished Senator, Dr. Okagua assured them that the Distinguished  Senator is currently footing the hospital bills of those injured, provided assistance to the elderly man who was released by the kidnappers, and has promised to assist the families impacted by the crisis.

He reiterated that the Distinguished Senator has advised them not to retaliate but follow the path of peace, as she is pulling all the stops to sustain the peace enjoyed before the crisis ensued.

The DCO while speaking, urged the indigenes to remain law abiding, as the Distinguished Senator and the security agencies are determined to get to the root of the crisis and restore peace to Emughan clan. 

He said they will stop at nothing to apprehend the perpetrators who are currently at large.