2 reported dead at ‘Save Rivers’ rally in Ogoniland •PDP blames APC

Posted by News Express | 19 January 2014 | 3,656 times

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Two people were killed today when violence broke out at organised by the Save Rivers Movement (SRM) in the Khana area of Ogoniland, the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed.

Rivers State PDP in a statement signed by the special adviser to the state chairman, Jerry Needam, described the sporadic shooting and disruption of the SRM rally in Bori as a local resistance by the people of Ogoni to the coming of the All Progressives Congress (APC), of which SRM is an affiliate.

Needam claimed in the statement that the violence was masterminded by the administration of Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the SRM, and the APC in their bid to continue to create a state of insecurity to justify their call for the removal of the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joseph Mbu.

Secretary to the Rivers State Government (SSG), Mr. George Feyii, Deputy Speaker of House of Assembly, Hon. Leyii Kwanee, and several other loyalists of Governor Amaechi escaped death by whiskers when unknown gunmen shot sporadically to disrupt a political rally organised by the Save Rivers Movement (SRM).

A similar rally organised last week Sunday in Rumuola by SRM also ended in violence.

•Photo shows Rivers Police Commissioner, Joseph Mbu.

Source: News Express

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