Gunmen on Monday morning wreaked havoc on the Eneka and Rukpokwu communities of Obio/ Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, even after the ban on Keke to stop operating from 6pm in an attempt to end criminality in the area.
In less than one month, endless unhealthy incidents that threaten life and property have continued to unfold in the communities. Only recently, some gunmen invaded a viewing centre in the Rumuwhule area of Eneka, killing three persons on the spot.
Monday's incident happened like a drama. Unidentified gunmen dispossessed a woman of her car and the cash sum of N2m along the Eneka – Rukpokwu road. Passersby even saw the gunmen engaging the woman, not knowing they were robbers.
The woman was said to have been driving to her business premises, but stopped briefly at her P.O.S office along Eneka – Rukpokwu road when some hoodlums pointed a gun at her, took her car key and zoomed off with the money inside the car.
Disclosing the incident to TNN, her assistant in the Rumuowha, Eneka P.O.S center said “it happened just this morning, she stopped at our Rukpokwu office along this Eneka-Rukpokwu road when some guys pointed a gun at her, collected her car key and drove off with the money inside. Up till now, there is no trace of them anywhere, we don't understanding what is happening in this Rivers State. Nobody is safe anymore”.
Mr. Anthony Nwamadi, who claimed to have witnessed the incident amidst the crowd added that “it was just like Nigerian movie; the woman just packed her car, before you know it, like four guys walked straight to her, we didn't even know what was happening until they drove off and the woman started shouting, just like that.
“She owns this P.O.S and we are hearing that what was inside the car was N2m, the thing surprised us, the police should investigate it, the thing is looking like a well planned mission; somebody gave them information”.
Just when the people were trying to recover from the shock, a clash occurred a few hours later, between keke riders and the Eneka vigilante group, over the ban on the operations of keke riders, from 6pm.
It was not immediately clear what led to the clash. But TNN sighted some of the boys as they were engaged in a fight. One person was seen bleeding heavily, due to a cut on his hand.