No less than three persons were killed and many injured as gunmen shot mourners in Abua/Odual.

The incident which happened at Adada community in Abua/Odual on Tuesday also claimed a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the area.

Etieno Useni, the PDP’s vice chairman in ward 9 died on the spot.

Eyewitnesses told Bounce News that gunmen numbering about four, shot at the crowd as they sat during a burial ceremony.

The shooting came barely 12 hours after gunmen killed a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Onne, Eleme Local Government.

However, it is not immediately clear if the shooting had any political connection.

Meanwhile, the Rivers State Police Command has not reacted to the shooting.

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