Gunmen in police uniforms have shot and killed Ndidi Livingstone, the Chairman of the Community Development Committee of the Mgboshimni Community in Obio/Akpo Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. The assailants, who were driving a Highlander Jeep, followed Ndidi to a church where he was attending a worship service. After an initial attempt to kidnap him failed, they shot him execution-style.
According to a witness, the gunmen were seen driving around the area before the incident. They returned to the church dressed as police officers, making it difficult for anyone to suspect their foul intentions. When Ndidi emerged from the church, they rushed him and tried to force him into their vehicle. He fought back and managed to escape momentarily, but the gunmen shot him in the head and stomach as he ran back towards the church. Ndidi died instantly.
The incident caused panic among residents and worshippers, who fled for safety to avoid being hit by stray bullets. The family of the deceased is now calling for justice. Ndidi’s elder brother, Godspower Livingstone, revealed that four gunmen wearing police uniforms and armed with AK-47 rifles were responsible for his brother’s murder. Witnesses reported that the assailants arrived in a Highlander Jeep with tinted glass.
Godspower emphasized the need for the police and other law enforcement agencies to thoroughly investigate the murder of his brother and ensure that the perpetrators face justice.
The spokesperson for the Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident and stated that an investigation is underway. The Commissioner of Police, Olatunde Disu, has ordered all tactical units to apprehend the culprits and bring them to justice.
This tragic incident has left the community in shock and mourning. The loss of a prominent community leader like Ndidi Livingstone has further highlighted the need for improved security measures in the area. The police and other authorities must work diligently to ensure the safety of residents and bring an end to such senseless acts of violence.