Elections 2015: Solider, three others killed in Rivers
There was incidents of sporadic gunshots in Buguma in Asari Local Government Area and the burning of houses in Bera in Gokana Local Government Area of the State.
The Guardian gathered unknown gunmen opened fire at a vehicle convening security men around Whimpy area of Obio-Akpor, killing one of the security personnel on the shot. The motive for the shooting could not be ascertained at press time.
The Commander of the 2nd Brigade, Nigeria Army, Bori Camp, General Essien Essien, who disclosed this said the solider died at an undisclosed hospital where he was rushed to in Port Harcourt.
A young man was also stabbed to death during a fracas between All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party supporters at Kpite in Tai Local Government Area during the accreditation an exercise.
Similarly, a solider shot dead a voter at Oghale-Eleme in Ward 3, Unit 002 in Local Government Area following a heated disagreement at one of the polling units. Eye witnesses told The Guardian that the slain man who was identified as Chris, was killed because refused INEC materials to be hijacked by political thugs.
In Ozuoha in Ikwerre Local Government Area, one person was allegedly killed and another inflicted with machete cut.
In Buguma, there was incident of sporadic gunshots which enabled the gunmen to hijack electoral materials meant for Ward 4, 5, and 6.
At Bera in Gokana Local Government Area, hometown of Senator Magnus Abe, irate youths torched the resident of a PDP chieftain and destroyed several cars.
The All Progressives Congress, Davis Ikanya, has passed a vote of no confidence on the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Gesila Khan, declaring that she has failed woefully as she is bent on carrying out her secret agreement with PDP to return victory to the party at all cost. He said whatever result she announces as the result of yesterday’s election will not be acceptable to the party.
He explained that presidential and National Assembly elections have turned out to be a big nightmare for the APC in Rivers State, with the members being killed, attacked and disenfranchised in various parts of the State.
He said that at Andoni, electoral materials have been hijacked by PDP agents in connivance with the Army that has been threatening to arrest and kill any APC chieftains in sight.
“The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Andoni Local Government area, Esuku Esuku, has been ordered out of Ngo, headquarters of Local Government, by the Joint Task Force (JTF)/army personnel deployed to Ngo, or be killed” he said.