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CSOs demands probe into attack on Odubu's convoy

10 May 2016, 21:43

Abuja - The Network of Civil Society Organisations of Nigeria (NOCSON) has deplored the attack on the convoy of the Edo State Deputy Governor, Pius Odubu.

Kola Edokpayi, Publicity Secretary of NOCSON, described the recent ambush by political thugs as “animalistic” and “malicious” after a policeman, an operative of the Department of State Services and three other persons sustained various injuries in the clash.

The attacks have been blamed on the alleged infighting in the state after last Wednesday formally declared his intention to succeed Governor Adams Oshiomhole in the September 10 gubernatorial election in the state, under the All Progressives Congress.

Also read: Armed robbers attack Abia governor's convoy

Edokpayi called on the Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezeike, to arrest and prosecute the political thugs without much ado as this ugly situation portends danger for our nascent democracy.

He said it was on record that thugs invaded Oredo Local Government Secretariat some weeks ago but the police had not arrested any culprits.

Edokpayi said that was even if the car of the Deputy Commissioner of Police was attacked by the thugs who took over the local Government Secretariat.

“Agberotocracy should be pooh-poohed by all and sundry if we are to move forward to Eldorado as a nation,” said Edokpayi.



- News24

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