The gubernatorial election in the south south region of Nigeria threatens to return Nigeria to the doorsteps of anarchy and bloodshed in an unfolding conflict between the law enforcement agents of Nigeria and the supposed thugs of the All Progressive Congress [APC]. This is according to information available to 247ureports.com reveals that the security agencies stationed in River State have begun execution of a broad campaign against the activities of thugs employed by political parties to wreak havoc against the gubernatorial election of April 11, 2015.
In the wake of the campaign, the ancestral home of the State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi located in Ubima was raided and searched by the security agents who were on the trail of alleged APC thugs who were tormenting a political gathering of chieftains of the People Democratic Party [PDP].
The thugs were believed to have escaped to the home of Governor Amaechi and were hiding inside the compound. When security agents arrived the residence and sought to gain entrance into the compound, according to security reports, the gateman delayed the agents long enough for the thugs to escape through the rear of the compound.
As they departed from the residence of the Governor, information leaked that the thugs had been relocated to the home of the chief of staff of the Amaechi administration, Mr. Tony Okocha near runuigbo. The agents were quick to locate Okocha’s residence. He was quickly arrested. He home and hotel were both searched thoroughly.
From Okocha’s residence, the special security agents moved over to the residence of the commission of agriculture, Mr. Emma Cinnda located at Location Road in Orazi town in search for weapons supposed purchased for use by the APC thugs – this was based on security intelligence. Mr. Emma Cinnda escaped before the Special Forces arrived. He escaped arrest.
Following the arrest and sweeping search conducted by the Special Forces, security has since been beefed up in Ikwere local government area – with most of the attention focused in Elele, Ubima, Isiokpo communities. Already, Special Forces have reported exchange of gunfire with the APC thugs stationed in Rumuigbo.
Meanwhile, in a related development, the All Progressive Congress Senator representing River State East Senatorial district, Senator Magnus Abe has been reported to be on the run. This is as information available to 247ureports.com indicates that the military stationed in River State have launched a statewide hunt for the Senator – over his supposed unlawful activities yesterday along Eleme road.
According to the solders, the Senator along with APC thugs acting under his instructions, laid an ambushed along Eleme road – and attacked workers of the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] snatching away sensitive INEC materials being delivered to the Local Government Areas of Tai, Gokana and Khana – to be used for the gubernatorial and state assembly elections of April 11, 2015.
The military is reported to have written the APC headquarters in Abuja seeking for the whereabouts of the Senator. Calls and sms messages sent to Senator Magnus Abe mobile phone were not responded to.
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