Nigeria: Abonnema people of River State Protest the Unprovoked military invasion

. Allege Soldiers invaded Abonnema  in Rivers State, killed PDP members, and abducted PDP leaders.

*Abonnema people  protest the unprovoked  military  invasion

Hundreds of soldiers on Thursday  morning  invaded Abonnema town of Rivers State,  killing several persons, breaking into homes and abducting several PDP leaders in the area.

It was gathered  that  the soldiers in company  of APC officials  arrived Abonnema  by 11pm  on Wednesday,  before they were led by the APC  chieftains  to point out the  homes of  the  PDP leaders for the  invasion.


Sources in Abonnema, Akuku-Toru Local Government Area said that soldiers shot sporadically.


Residents of  the  town are counting their losses. On Thursday, the people  of  Abonnema  in their hundreds protested the killing and invasion  of  the town.


In an interview, Former Minister of Sports, Dr Tammy Danagogo  said that the invasion  was politically motivated and  aimed at evacuating the  town for the purpose  of  rigging the  forthcoming rerun elections on March 19.

He said that the Military  invasion  was targeted at PDP members, with several  of them arrested.

He alleged that  the APC  leaders seen directing the soldiers  to the home of the PDP.


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