Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers state, Mr Felix Obuah, has described the attack on the state judiciary … as painful. He stated that the act was perpetrated by enemies of the state. The All Progressive Congress, [APC], has also blamed the state government for the killings.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmad Muhammad, who spoke on the killings in the judiciary complex said: “The civilian security men at the court were attacked by unknown assailants. We are investigating the matter and in no distant time, we will come out with something.”he said.
Another attack occurred near the prisons where gunmen shot for several hours on Creek road.
An officer of the prisons who spoke to the Vanguard said the prisons did not come under any threat but because the gunmen were firing close to the prisons, the warders at the prisons had to fire warning shots.
There also indications that some inmates linked with the murder of the late Soboma George were to have been conveyed to court yesterday but the killings at the court truncated that plan.
Three persons were also shot dead on Monday night on Polytechnic Road in Bori, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State by suspected hoodlums on a motor bike. One of those killed was a member of the All Progressives Congress, [APC], the other, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, [PDP], while the third one was a student of the Polytechnic.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian army, yesterday, paraded 17 suspected cultists and kidnappers at the 2 Brigade headquarters in Port Harcourt. The spokesman of the Brigade, Captain Eli Lazarus, said five General Purpose Machine Guns, GPMG, 16 AK 47 riffles, two fabrique national rifles, six Pump action rifles, three G- 3 rifles were among items recovered from them during the operations. He said: “Three G-3 magazines, 11 fabrique national magazines, 15 AK 47 rifle magazines, 11 short dane guns, 508 rounds of 7.62mm ( NATO) ammunition, 313 rounds of 7.62 mm (special) ammunition were recovered.”
Source: The Vanguard
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