One person has been shot following an attack on supporters of the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, by suspected thugs in Eberi in Omuma Local Government Area of Rivers State.
It was gathered that one of the victims was the Coordinator of the PDP Presidential campaign council in Omuma, Nnamdi Nwogu.
Nwogu, who confirmed the attack on Monday, said over 30 youths brandishing machetes and guns swooped on him, his aide and three others while they were pasting posters of their principal at Eberi-Omuma junction in Omuma on Sunday.
He alleged that political leaders in the area ordered the attack, saying his aide, Udochukwu Nwakpala was cut with machete and shot at.
Nwogu said Udochukwu was in a critical condition in an undisclosed hospital in Port Harcourt.
According to him: “Three days ago, I gave my boys posters of Atiku Abubakar to paste in my local government, and yesterday (Sunday) I now called one of my boys, Udochukwu and a friend of mine to join me to see if the posters were pasted the way I have directed.
“When we got to the place, I saw the posters in some areas. But I noticed that the posters were not at a strategic place called Eberi-Omuma. I said okay, since I am around let me ensure it was done. I said come and paste these posters here.
“The next thing, we saw over 30 boys armed with machetes and guns. These boys looked at me, they started attacking us. They used machetes on my boy, Udochukwu, and harassed me and my friend with machetes.
“Even when I tried to rescue my boy who was bleeding because they ratcheted this boy all round and shot him.
“We managed to move him with the bleeding and rushed him to the hospital. While we were there, the boy was on a drip, we got a call that they (assailants) were trailing us”.
The spokesman of the PDP Presidential campaign council in Rivers State, Dr. Leloonu Nwibubasa, condemned the incident and called on the police to immediately begin investigations with a view to arrest those behind the attack”
When contacted, the Rivers police spokesperson Grace Iringe-koko, has yet to speak on the matter.
A trending video of the victim, Udochkwu, on social media showed a medical team administering treatment
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