A young man was allegedly shot dead by men attached to the 130 Battalion Nigerian Army in Abonnema, Rivers state on Friday night (9th November 2018).
Mr Sepribo Black-Duke, 31, who went out yesterday to enjoy his evening like every other free citizen was allegedly shot dead by men of the Nigerian Army at about 8:45PM and bled profusely until he died.
Reports have it that Mr Sepribo Black-Duke had sat in a drinking bar located at Briggs Compound, Abonnema where he whiled away the evening alongside a few other friends. It was in the middle of this merriment, that the men of Nigerian Army allegedly unleashed their terror and began to brutalise everyone in the bar.
The army allegedly brutalised and tortured the innocent citizens. They beat and injured Sepribo until he could no longer bear the pains and took to his heels. This was when the soldiers allegedly shot him but yet he still continued running until he finally fell.
According to reports, with his body down, bleeding from belly, the military men walked down to Mr Sepribo and shot at him the 3rd time and was left there wriggling and screaming in a pool of his own blood.
He was finally picked up by friends and relatives with the help of the Executive Chairman, Hon. Rowland Sekibo (JP) and rushed to UPTH but gave up along East-West Road by Choba bridge due to too much loss of blood.
Mr Sepribo Black-Duke was an executive member of the PDP and was the Vice Chairman of the Party in ward 3 Akulga. He was also a vibrant member of Abonnema Youth Organization (A.Y.O).
Meanwhile, the family of the deceased together with the Chairman of Akuku-Toru Local Government Area have met with the Police D.P.O. in Abonnema to make a formal report of the gruesome murder of Mr Sepribo Black-Duke by the Nigerian military men.
The Executive Chairman, Hon. Rowland Sekibo, JP also commiserated with the wife of the deceased earlier on Saturday morning(10th November, 2018).