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Gunmen Murder Former Rivers Council Boss And His 2 Children

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Confusion has engulfed the residents of Obrikom, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, as some unidentified assailants stormed the house of a former Chairman of the area, Christopher Adube, murdering him and and his two children.

Two other persons who were with Adube were also murdered in same manner by the armed rebels who escaped thereafter around 8.30pm on Friday, April 3, 2015.

The gunmen first shot and killed Adube’s second son and then killed his first daughter before killing him.

Adube who was described as a traditional ruler in the area is an ardent member of  the All Progressives Congress, APC in the area.

Speaking to Punch, the State Deputy Chairman of the APC, Prince Peter Odiche, disclosed that Adube’s driver was also not spared by the unknown gunmen, who shot and killed him at close range.

According to him, the residence of the State House of Assembly candidate for the APC in the area, Mr. Vincent Ogbuagu, was touched by suspected arsonists.

“I learnt they (unknown gunmen) killed Hon. Christopher Adube, his second son and his first daughter, his driver and two other persons that visited him (Adube).

“The incident happened this evening at about 8.30pm. The house of the APC House of Assembly candidate for ONELGA, Hon. Vincent Ogbuagu was burnt,” Odiche stressed.

He further blamed the Peoples Democratic Party in ONELGA for the development, saying, “The PDP in ONELGA is trying to do everything to stop us (APC) from coming out to vote. They want to scare us.”

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ahmad Mohammad, is yet to confirm the incident.

In reaction to the claims however, the State PDP Publicity Secretary, Mr. Samuel Nwanosike, accused the APC of trying to score cheap political points with issues that bordered on security and should be interrogated by the police.

Nwanosike said, “If the APC chieftain is accusing the PDP in ONELGA for an incident that just occurred, then the police should interrogate him (APC chieftain). The PDP in ONELGA is not violent. So, the police should be allowed to do their investigation.

“The APC should stop politicising security matters, especially when it involves human lives. I will not make further comment until the police conclude their investigation.”

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