Gunmen on Rampage, Kill 20 in Rivers

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"I have always maintained that nothing justifies the taking of the life of an innocent person".

14 people, who were coming from a church after a midnight service, were gunned down by gunmen in Nigeria's Rivers state.

The unknown gunmen, it was gathered carried out the attack at Kirigani and Oboh areas of Aligwu community in Omoku.

He described the violent attacks as unacceptable and stated that the security agencies were working to unravel the cause of the attacks.

Local government official Osi Olisa said Tuesday that the attackers opened fire on the church attendees in the town of Omoku on Monday morning. "People in our communities must learn to live peacefully", Buhari said.

Rivers State police public relations officer Nnamdi Omoni said the number of casualties could not be confirmed at the moment. The police have launched a manhunt.

WikipediaRivers State in Nigeria where the incident took place.

He was said to have been be hit by a stray bullet in Abonnema, Akuku Toru LGA of Rivers State. "This is an act that must be condemned", he said in a statement.

"It is unfortunate that over 1,000 persons have been killed in questionable circumstances in the last two years under his watch".

"Since the governor is not rising to the occasion to show competence, we will henceforth partner with all relevant security agencies to bring peace, law, and order to ONELGA and other parts of Rivers State".

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