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Corps members escape death as gunmen attack Rivers polling unit

By Ann Godwin
23 February 2019   |   12:23 pm
National Youth Service Corps members working as ad hoc staff in Ward 2 Unit 8 in Ubima, Rivers State escaped death as over 20 gunmen invaded the polling unit. The gunmen invaded the unit with dangerous weapons, shooting sporadically, carting away ballot boxes, looting and robbing electoral officers. One of the corps members who spoke…

[FILE PHOTO] Corp members taking the oath of allegiance during their swearing-in ceremony

National Youth Service Corps members working as ad hoc staff in Ward 2 Unit 8 in Ubima, Rivers State escaped death as over 20 gunmen invaded the polling unit.

The gunmen invaded the unit with dangerous weapons, shooting sporadically, carting away ballot boxes, looting and robbing electoral officers.

One of the corps members who spoke with The Guardian said she speedily removed her “corper’s uniform and wore mofty” for safety.

Ubima is the village of Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi’s, it is in Ikwere Local Government area of Rivers State.

As at the time of this report, the unit is deserted, everyone has scampered for safety.

Details later.