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Rivers Political Crisis: One Feared Dead, Scores Injured In Omuma LGA

One person is feared dead and scores injured in Omuma Local Government Area, Rivers State, following resistance to the end of the tenure of Local Government Council Chairmen and replacement of Heads of Local Government Administration.
The incident reportedly happened Tuesday when youths in Omuma including members of a vigilante group, OSPAC mobilized to protect the council like others, after governor SIM FUBARA’s broadcast.
However, the youths met with a group of armed thugs allegedly led by the member representing Etche/ Omuma Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Kelechi Nwogu who unleashed mayhem on the protesting youths.
The hoodlums allegedly shot at the youths resulting in the death of one member of the Vigilante group on the spot.

According to sources, no fewer than ten persons were seriously wounded while a house to house search to fish out the protesters is underway in the area.

However, in the sister Local Government Council, Etche, it was gathered that no protests were recorded Tuesday.
In Port Harcourt city local government area, the pro-sim supporters chased the former council chairman ALLWELL IHUNDA with his security team when he tried to gain access into the council.

Also, in Eleme local government area, the youths took over the council headquarters despite earlier threats by the council chairman to unleash terror on anyone who dares to come close to the council.

In Ikwerre Local Government Area, our correspondent gathered that the former chairman of the council, Samuel Nworsike mobilized a men suspected to be members of a vigilante group to keep vigil at the council.

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