Four persons have died after they were shot at by suspected thugs in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.
This was confirmed by the spokesperson for the Rivers State Police Command, Omoni Nnamdi, after the All Progressives Congress claimed two if its leaders are among the dead, Premium Times reports.
“PDP thugs have shot to death an APC chieftain in Asarama, Andoni LGA, Chief Mowan Etete,” disclosed Senibo Finebone, APC’s spokesperson for Rivers State.
“Etete was a former council chairman.”
Apart from Mr Etete, also killed, according to Mr Finebone, was his elder brother and another victim said believed to be his cousin.
The fourth victim, simply identified as Ignatius, “an official member of APC Rivers State Executive committee was also shot to death in Ajakaja, same Andoni LGA of Prince Secondus.”
“It’s instructive to note that PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus is from Andoni LGA in Rivers State,” Mr Finebone added.
Police spokesperson, Mr Nnamdi, said, “Yes, we are aware” when contacted to confirm the incidents.
“We have intensified efforts to arrest the killers and we have tried to restore normalcy.”