Tensions mount as political thugs attacked the proposed venue of the All Progressives Congress’s rally in Okrika, Rivers State. Members who were setting up the place were also suffered in the attack.
The APC chairman in Okrika, Christian Asifamaka, issued a statement saying;
In the wee hours of the morning of Saturday 24, 2015 at about 3:45am some armed youth started shooting at the venue of the APC governorship rally at National School field, Okrika.
Those setting up the sound system and the podium were forced to flee for their lives. At about 4am they started shooting explosives into the arena and destroyed the podium, sound equipment and some canopies.
About a week ago, the secretariat of the party at Ngo community in Andoni Local Government Area of the state was bombed. Okrika is the hometown of the first lady, Patience Jonathan.