Emerging report indicates that Troops of the Nigerian Army, and some Policemen, have taken over Oyigbo Local Government Area, in Rivers State, following fresh mob attacks in the area.
The State Police Command, had said that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, were responsible for killing two of its Operatives, and burning of two Police stations in the area, on Wednesday.
According to reports, gunshots rented the area, from Thursday night till Friday morning, as Soldiers repelled the hoodlums, but there were still flashes of violence in Oyigbo.
The Governor of the State, Nyesom Wike, had placed a 24-hour curfew on the Local Government Area, but residents stated that they could not sleep, because of the incessant shootings.
The Chairman of Oyigbo Local Government Area, Gerald Aforji, while reacting to the incident on Friday morning, said that the Soldiers had intervened, to restore calm in the area.