Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Bomb blast Goes Off At APC Rally in Rivers state, As Sporadic Gunshots Follow
According to Channels, this has caused a stampede at the venue of the rally, as people gathering for the rally scampered for safety.
A reporter from the TV station who is presently on ground at the venue was seen on Live TV lying down while giving situation reports.
Unknown gunmen were said o have stormed the venue after the explosion ans started shooting sporadically. The governorship candidate of the APC in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, was whisked away by security operatives as the gunshots rented the air at the campaign ground at the Okrika National Secondary School Field. The party supporters, in their numbers, had gathered at the venue and were waiting for the leaders of the party in the state to arrive the venue of the rally.
The explosion had caused an abrupt end to the proposed rally, but party chieftains decided to go on with the rally before the gunshots incident finally brough the rally to an end.
Okirika is the home of Nigeria’s first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan.
No causalities recorded yet as at the time of this report.
More Details Soon…..Just three days back, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation said it has uncovered a plot by the APC to stage attacks on some its own key leaders in order to blame them.