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Wike sets up panel on Abonnema killings


Rivers State Government has set up a committee to identify those killed during the presidential and National Assembly elections in Abonnema, Akuku-Toru Local Government Council of the state.

The panel, which is headed by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, is also expected to identify the soldiers who died during the said elections and March 2, 2019.

The governor disclosed this yesterday during a memorial service in honour of Abonnema people and soldiers who were killed.


Wike said the committee would also identify the bereaved families for necessary assistance.

He said: “The committee will also identify damaged property affected by the election crisis so that the Rivers State Government will offer the required assistance for their repair.”

The governor said that the Rivers State Deputy Governor will lead a high-profile delegation to the Nigerian Army to commiserate with them on the death of their personnel during the Presidential and National Assembly elections and on March 2, 2019 at Abonnema.

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