The Obio-Akpor’s invasion has led to two military officers, a Captain and a Corporal hospitalised after been critically injured.
According to reports, Captain Adams is currently admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, while Corporal Adebayo Adeosun is battling for survival at the Military Hospital, Aba Road, Port Harcourt.
Rivers State Police Command called on journalists to visit the two Military officers who were allegedly attacked by Police officers attached to Government House and suspected thugs during the collation of Government results at the Obio-Akpor Local government council.
Spokesman of the Command who led newsmen to the Hospitals said, “a statement will be issued to that effect.”
Captain Adams while speaking on the attack said, “At about 2300hrs we got information that some hoodlums were planning to attack the Obio-Akpor Local Government Area to disrupt the collation activity.
“When we got there, we met some Police Officers who we discussed with and told them about the security report we got. So we agreed that because of that report we will limit access into to Collation centre.”
“Less than 10mins after, the convoy of the Rivers State Governor arrived with 30 to 40 other cars. Suddenly, some men in Police Uniforms stepped out of the vehicles and started shooting sporadically.”
“When we saw the Governor we lowered our guards and stepped back. And as we are stepping back, the mob attacked us, lynched us and a bullet was released in my stomach.”
The Commissioner of Information and Communication in the state, Emma Okah while speaking with newsmen at the government house stated that the military officers and SARS operatives had stormed the collation centres and hijacked the collated results.
“They stopped PDP agents from gaining entrance into the Collation Centre at ABA Road. The movement has been restricted and free access given to APC leaders.”
Naija News recalls INEC’s Head of Voter Education, Festus Okoye in a statement said the election process was suspended in Rivers State because of widespread disruption.