The Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi was yesterday ambushed in Rumuolumeni area of Obio/ Akpor Local Government Area of the state, as suspected political thugs fired live bullets at his convoy.
What spurred the attack wasn’t stated, however, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Dave Iyofor, disclosed that the thugs from an opposition party first pelted the governor’s convoy with stones and other objects before they started firing gunshots at him.
Iyofor further revealed that gunshots were fired at the governor, adding that two members of the APC sustained injuries.
“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, Mr 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.