Vigilantes Escape as Police Intensify Raid on OSPAC Camps in Ikwerre

Days after an OSPAC operative shot dead an Air Force officer after an altercation in Omuanwa Community in Ikwerre Local Government Area, operatives of the Anti-Cultism Unit of the Rivers State Police Command have started raiding and destroying some camps belonging to the local security outfit.

City News gathered OSPAC camps in Omademe and Igwuruta communities in the LGA were on Friday raided by the police team.

Recall a detachment of military officers presumed to be the deceased Air force officer’s colleagues had earlier stormed Omuanwa and razed the OSPAC camp there.

Our correspondent reports that the operatives stormed the camps and destroyed properties of the local vigilante group, while the members escaped.

Meanwhile, the leader of the local vigilante group in Omademe community, Samuel Adele in a statement said they were surprised by the actions of the police.

He explained that they have no issues with the police and wondered why they decided to raid their camps. Samuel also called on relevant authorities to call the anti-cultism unit to order.

in the main time, some residents of Ikwerre local Government Area have expressed concern over the sudden destruction of the Ospac camps while some said it might be connected to the killing of an Air Force personnel in Omuanwa.

Recall that the former Igwuruta OSPAC Commander, Mr. Promise Nnawali was declared wanted by the Nigerian Police force for the murder of one Princewill Ogbondah and Peter Opurum on the 21st of November, 2020 before he was arrested on the 31st of December 2021 by men of the Nigerian Army.

More so, on the 13th of November, 2021. The Rivers State Police Command declared the Elele Security and peace Advisory Committee (ESPAC) Commander in Ikwerre Local Government Area Mr. Iheanyi Wosa AKA Fucking Naira Wanted over the missing of a 17 year old student.