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Police Shoot Protesters In Rivers During Peaceful Procession – Politics

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An allegation has been made against men of the Rivers state police command who have been accused of shooting a protester during a peaceful procession in Rivers state today. Read the press statement below;

The Rivers State Police Command opened fire on a peaceful procession of members of the PDP to the Rivers State House of Assembly on a solidarity visit to the Speaker of the House of Assembly , Mr Dabo Adams . The police shot one of the PDP members on his foot and injured several others at the Moscow Road Roundabout near the State House of Assembly .

As the team moved towards Government House , Port Harcourt on Thursday , the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Steven Hasso ordered his operatives to physically assault the Cameraman of Channels Television , Mr Ekikere Udom. The ACP and his operatives used their guns to batter the Channels Television Cameraman , dispossesing of his telephones and other valuables.

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At the front of the Government House , Port Harcourt , ACP Hasso and his operatives also physically assualted the Chief Security Officer of Government House. They shut repeatedly into the air, the Government House security prevented them from gaining entrance .

Mr Hasso, the Rivers State Police Command Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations kept on shouting , “these APC supporters must meet Wike in Government House since they cannot go to the State House of Assembly “.

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Hasso backed the APC protesters with 20 Hilux Vans, while DSS operatives in four Hilux vans was in their company .

Despite the attacks by the Rivers State Police Command , the members of the PDP marched to the Rivers State House of Assembly where they declared that nobody would be allowed to rig elections in the state .

The Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) , Mr Samuel Nwanosike said that despite the attacks by the police, the PDP members marched to the House of Assembly to show solidarity with the speaker and honourable members .

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