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Army major gunned in Rivers

17 March 2016, 17:15

Abuja - Gunmen have reportedly killed a Major of the Nigerian Army in a restive area in the Rivers State.

CAJ News Africa sources said the senior Army official (name withheld) was shot dead in Abonnema, Akuku-Toru local government area on Thursday afternoon.

“The details of the killing remain sketchy. Full details will be made public as soon as they are available,” a source said.

Also read: 32 killed in pre-election violence in Rivers State

Comment had not been obtained from the Army and police.

Violence has beset the oil-rich state ahead of re-run elections set for Saturday.

Governor Nyesom Wike’s People’s Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress have traded blame. 

- CAJ News

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