Masquerade kills man in Rivers - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Thursday, August 17, 2023

Masquerade kills man in Rivers

There was pandemonium in Abam Community in Okirika Local Government Area of Rivers State, as a masquerade allegedly killed one of his spectators during an outing.

It was gathered that the masquerade traditionally called 'Ekpo' had come on his victim and alleged hacked him to death during the festival.

It was also gathered that the development had degenerated into communal misunderstanding between the people of Abam and George Ama communities where the victim hailed from.

The source which did not want his name in print said: “A masquerade was performing at a festival. He killed a youths with stick. The incident is causing problem between the people of Abam and George Ama people.


Confirming the development, yesterday, the Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police, narrated that the masquerade performer has used stick to hit his victim on the head.


Iringe-Koko said: “Police are investigating the incident. A masquerade was performer used stick to hit a young man’s head. The victim was immediately taken to a hospital where he was confirmed dead.


“The matter has been reported to the police and we are investigating it. The suspect has ran away but we are trailing him.


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