29 Mar 2015

2015 Elections: Scores killed in Rivers and Gombe states

Rivers state victims
Tension heightened in Rivers, Anambra and Enugu states on Saturday following bombings, killings and arrests in some polling units.

In Rivers State, a soldier and two civilians were shot dead by suspected political thugs at polling centres in Ozuoha and Kpite in Ikwerre and Tai Local Government Areas of the state.


Sources said the gunmen opened fire where prospective voters had gathered for accreditation and that a bullet hit the soldier, who died on the spot.

Brigade Commander Commander, 2 Brigade, Bori Camp, Port Harcourt, Koko Essien, confirmed the incident when he spoke with Amaechi in Ubima.

One of the civilians, Sampson Wona, was said to have been shot dead while waiting to be accredited at a polling unit in Ozuoha .

The second civilian, who like Wona, was a member of the APC, was killed in Kpite, Tai LGA.

Shortly after these incidents, the APC in the state alleged that scores of its members were killed, 100 arrested and many disenfranchised .

The elections also claimed some lives in Gombe State where a member of the House of Assembly, Umar Aminu, and eight others were feared killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Dukku and Nafada LGAs.

On Friday night, the insurgents killed 25 persons and injured 30 others in a community in the southern part of Borno State.

Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, who lamented the incident, added that several houses were also razed by the terrorists.
Gombe State victims

Gombe State victims


1 comment:

  1. So sorry for the falling heroes.
    But Game over !

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