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PDP bombs police commissioner’s house in Rivers, caught with fake military uniforms

By Bekee Anyalewechi
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Thugs working for Mr. Michael-West, a House of Assembly candidate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have bombed the residence of Rivers State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs. Joeba West, in Buguma, Asari Toru local government. The thugs numbering over 20, who had shot all day, threw Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, into the commissioner’s house leaving it badly damaged.

As at the time of this report at about 1.10am, the whereabouts of the Women Affairs commissioner remained uncertain. However, there were reports she might have survived the vicious attack on her residence believed to have been meant to cause her grievous harm.

Elsewhere in Ikuru Town, Andoni Local Government Area, PDP supporters were shooting all day. Earlier, there were allegations that Deputy Governor Tele Ikuru had moved in scores of ammunition and militia men prior to the elections.

In Gokana Local Government, five men in military camouflage uniform and fake identity cards were arrested and handed over to the police at Kpor Divisional Police headquarters.

However, there are fears that DCP John Amadi known to be working with the PDP is working to get them released.

Ibim Semenitari
Commissioner of Information and Communications
April, 11, 2015