Gun-men Open Fire On Rivers State Residents Returning From Church On New Year’s Day.

Gun-men Open Fire On Rivers State Residents Returning From Church On New Year’s Day.

23 Aug 2018, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Unknown gunmen at at Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni (ONELGA) Local Government Area of Rivers State, randomly opened fire at people returning from church, where they had gone to usher in the new year in the early hours of 2018. According to the Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA; about 21 persons were killed in the attack.

Details of Occurrence

State of OccurrenceRivers
Date of Occurrence01 Jan 2018
Security Agents InvolvedUnknown Gun-men
Legal FoundationsSection 33, 34 and 35 of the 1999 constitution
Rights ImplicatedThe right to life of the victims guaranteed by the 1999 constitution was grossly violated
Region of Occurrence South South Nigeria

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