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Brig.-Gen. Felix Omongue, Acting Director of Operations, Nigerian Army, has disclosed that Rivers would have burnt to ashes, if not for the military’s quick intervention during the 2019 General Elections.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that the negative roles played by the Nigerian Army during the 2019 general elections is the worst in the history of the country, saying that the Nigerian Army’s political interference in the state is the most unfortunate infraction in the nation’s democratic experience.
Dozens of Nigerian soldiers in armoured vehicles encircled a vote counting centre in the opposition-held oil-rich southern city of Port Harcourt on Sunday, in the latest flashpoint as violence overshadowed Saturday’s closely-watched regional elections.
Dumo Lulu Briggs, the governorship candidate of Accord Party in Rivers state has voted in Ward Four Unit One in Abonnema, Akuku-Toru local government area of the state.
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 area of the state.
Niger Delta leader and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government to withdraw the military from all election duties.
A group, Embasara Foundation, has called on Governor Henry Seriake Dickson and former governor Timipre Sylva to forge a common front to halt further political killings in Ijawland.
Several families in Abonnema in Akuku Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State started fleeing their homes on Sunday over fear Nigerian Army could attack their town after gunmen killed two soldiers there on Saturday night.
Tonye Dele Cole, the Governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, has threatened to sue the Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike and others over claim claims the he, alongside Prof Charles Dokubo-Quakers, Prince Tonye Princewill and other chieftains of the party were behind the killing of some persons in Abonnema in Akuku-Toru local government area of the state during the last National Assembly and presidential elections.
Abonnema Community in Akuku Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State is now on lockdown by the Nigeria Army following the death of a soldier and six others in the community.
Three chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, including a former chairman of Andoni local government area of the state, were killed yesterday, following violence that erupted in Asarama, headquarters of Andoni local government area of the state.
A Facebook user had in a post at the weekend, alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat in Abonnema, Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State was attacked by thugs aided by Dokubo, a few hours to the postponement of the elections.
No fewer than 177 persons profiled from various communities for each of the 20 distribution centres across states in the Niger Delta have benefitted from the amnesty programme.
Nigerian daredevil pirates have again come under global attention as they have been accused of kidnapping 35 seafarers from cargo-laden vessels in the Gulf of Guinea so far this year.
Nigerians who love democracy and want it to thrive will always stand with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, former acting national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Makarfi, has said.
The Amanyanabo of Abonnema, HM King Sir (Barr) Disrael Gbobo Bob-Manuel II, Owukori IX, has reacted to recent statements from different quarters including the media that Abonnema was embroiled in chieftaincy/kingship crisis, describing it as a misrepresentation of the facts on ground.
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