APC to Jonathan: End the crisis in Rivers state now

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The All Progressives Congress has called on the President to end what it describes as the reign of impunity in Rivers State.

Reacting to police brutal discharges at a rally on Sunday in Rivers State, a statement issued by the APC Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed read in part, “The police went to the venue of the rally, pulled down the erected canopies and fired tear gas at everyone around there and even into nearby homes, with the result that five children are now feared to have dead died from suffocation due to this shameful Gestapo-style action of the police who are being funded by taxpayers to protect lives and property of the same citizens they are now brutalizing and killing.”

It continued, “Not only that they injured the Chief of Staff to Governor Chibuike Amaechi and fired a supposed rubber bullet at point blank range at Senator Magnus Abe who is now gravely injured. The Senator is believed to have been deliberately targeted for attack by the police”.

However, the Rivers State Police command has denied the allegation that it shot and wounded Senator Magnus Abe. Its spokesman Deputy Superintendent Ahmad Mohammed said, “I can confirm to you that Senator Magnus Abe was not shot. The police did not expend any single bullet while dispersing the crowd.”

It is important to mention that the Rivers State Government had alleged that the senator was shot at the venue.

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