Senator Magnus Abe of River State Shot

By The Nigerian Voice-TNV

A Nigeria Senator from Rivers State was today shot at point blank range with rubber bullets during a rally in Port Harcourt.

Policemen in the state tried disrupting a scheduled opposition rally in the city's College of Arts and Science by teargassing those in attendance and residents in the area.

Senator Magnus Abe was reportedly shot at with rubber bullets on his chest after he appeared on the scene to inquire from the police team the reason they disrupted the early morning rally. The Senator claimed the order to shoot him was given by the Joseph Mbu, the controversial police commissioner of Rivers state

The Senator is currently in hospital receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in Port Harcourt.