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News Africa: Gunmen in Army Uniform shot dead Assembly leader in Rivers


Gunmen in Army Uniform shot dead Assembly leader in Rivers
The Leader of the Ahoada West legislative Assembly, Rivers State, Ekele Chikobi, popularly known as “EFCC” has been shot dead by gunmen allegedly in army uniform on Thursday along the now notorious Ahole-Emohua axis of the East West road.
According to an eyewitness account, Ekele was traveling in the convoy of the lawmaker representing Ahoada West Constituency in the Rivers House of Assembly, Augustine Wanaka Okpokori, when they were ambushed by gunmen who opened fire on them killing Ekele, while scores of others sustained bullet wounds.
“In the melee, the hoodlums whisked away some of the passengers into the bush. The deceased lawmaker were returning to Port Harcourt after the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ward to ward campaign ahead of the general elections”.
Following the untimely killing of the young politician the incident has elicited anger among the Ekpeye Youth umbrella body who has called on the security agencies to overhaul the security along the East West road, especially tge Emohua stretch.
They also accused the policemen along that route of connivance. They also called on the youth leaders of Rumuji, Elele, Ndele and Emohua to call their youths to order to avoid reprisal attacks, stating that the killing of the young Ekpeye politician was one too many in recent weeks and month.
In both incidents, the Rivers State Police Command has not made comments on both incidents.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State Government has called on the Inspector General of Police, Department of State Services and other security agencies to fish out the killers of Ahoada West LG Legislative Assembly, Ekele.

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