A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ofinijite Amachree, was burnt alive in Buguma, Asari-Toru Local Government of Rivers State yesterday.
Amachree was beaten up and burnt. Five were clubbed to death between Saturday and Sunday.
The murder of Amachree took place barely 48 hours after APC’s Ward 4 chairman in Omoku, headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Franklin Obi, was beheaded at his home by masked gunmen at 9 pm. His wife and 18-year-old son, Bestman, were also killed.
Four APC members were killed in Obibi, Etche Local Government, while Gabriel Cookey was clubbed to death in Opobo, headquarters of Opobo/Nkoro.
There were sporadic shootings at the wee hours of yesterday in Omoku, headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni.
A source said: “We don’t really know what caused the fight; but what we know is that it is a clash between the APC and PDP. There were gunshots; so, we had to take cover in our house. One guy, popularly known as Kpom Kpom, who I think is an APC member was killed and burnt. As I speak with you, there is tension in Buguma”.
Police spokesman Ahmad Muhammad confirmed the incident.