Suspected political thugs opened fire on Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s convoy in Rumuolumeni area of Obio/ Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State yesterday.
According to Vanguard, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Dave Iyofor, confirmed the attack.
Iyofor stated that thugs from an opposition party first began stoning the convoy, then proceeded to fire shots.
“Gunshots were fired at Governor Amaechi this evening (yesterday) at Rumuolumeni in Obio Akpor council by suspected Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, thugs. Obio Akpor is the council of PDP Rivers governorship candidate, Nyesom Wike. The thugs attacked the governor and his entourage with bottles, stones and various dangerous objects.
Then gunshots were fired at the governor. For now two APC supporters are confirmed injured. When the governor was leaving the community, bonfire was set up on the road to prevent him from leaving. More gunshots were fired at his convoy. Amaechi was on door to door ward campaign in the state,” Iyofor said.