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One Person Reportedly Killed As APC Members Protest In Rivers

 

One person has been reportedly killed during a protest by some members of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State.

The male victim, also a protester was found lying face-down in front of the state party’s secretariat on Woji road in the new Government Residential Area of Port Harcourt after security men shot repeatedly into the air to scare the protesters.

It is not clear if the deceased was hit by a bullet or as a result of a stampede while the crowd was scampering for safety.

A group of APC members loyal to a former lawmaker representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District, Senator Magnus Abe, had besieged the party’s secretariat to protest their alleged exclusion from the screening of aspirants for the State House of Assembly primary.

They also alleged that the state leadership of the party had hijacked the process of nominating delegates for the party’s primaries.

The party members were singing solidarity songs and displaying placards to express their grievances when some security men at the APC secretariat began shooting live bullets into the air to scare the protesters.

Channels Television gathered that the action by the security agents caused both the protesters and journalists to run for safety.

Meanwhile, the Rivers State Police Command has not spoken on the matter.

Ignatius Igwe

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