The Rivers State government has placed a reward of N200 million to track killers of 16 persons, including women and children, who were returning from New Year cross-over in Omoku.
Troubled Omoku, Headquarters of Ogba-Egbema/Ndoni council area, recently started enjoying peace after several months of cult-related violence.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has placed a bounty to trace the gunmen, who carried out the attack.
The Governor, in reaction to the attack, promised to reward anyone who can identify the perpetrators with the sum of N200 million.
Wike said this on Tuesday during a visit to the community, alongside heads of security agencies in the state. He assured the victims of government’s support and also vowed to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book.
One of the victims of the attack, who lost her husband and child in the attack told the Governor that the hoodlums stormed her home on the day of the attack and suddenly started shooting anyone in sight.
A combined team of the army, the Police, Department of State Services (DSS) and men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC) have since swung into action to ensure arrest the suspects behind the attack.