Abuja - The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety
Agency (NIMASA) Director General, Dakuku Peterside, has tasked law enforcement agents
to bring to book the killers of prominent human rights activist and lawyer, Ken
Unknown gunmen on Sunday killed Atsuwete, the latest, and
most prominent, victim of the recurrent violence in Rivers State.
“This is perhaps the deadliest of several politically-motivated
killings perpetrated in Rivers state in recent times,” Peterside bemoaned.
He blamed the killing on the administration of the People’s
Democratic Party (PDP).
PDP is the ruling party in the state.
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Atsuwete was most recently lawyer to Ojukaye Flag-Amachree,
the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader held for murder charges the party alleges
are trumped up.
“Without any doubt, the killers of Ken Atsuwete were driven
by the insidious objective of instilling fear in the rank of the opposition, silence
every voice of reason and stifle opposition in Rivers State.
“The killing of Ken Atsuwete is perhaps the height of
impunity which is now an everyday way of life in my home state of Rivers.”
lPeterside, a losing candidate in the 2015 governorship poll
characterized by deadly violence, called for a probe into the death.
“I call on the Inspector-General of Police, Director-General
of State Security Service and other national security authorities to carry out extensive
investigation of this awful incident, bring the perpetrators to book and
restore sanity to our dear state.”
– CAJ News
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- CAJ News