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Rivers election: Gunmen behead 1, abduct another

17 March 2016, 12:04

Port Harcourt - Despite assurances by security agencies that Saturday’s legislative rerun elections in Rivers State would be peaceful, pre- election violence has continued unabated.

Gunmen on Thursday morning stormed Mgbuitanwo, in Emohua Clan, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State and beheaded a 28-year-old man identified as Ukeoma.

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

Emohua is the local government of the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday’s rerun elections, Andrew Uchendu.

It was gathered that the gunmen who laid siege to the community also abducted another resident.

The identity of the abducted resident is presently unknown.

At the moment, residents are in shock and fear permeates the area.

- News 24


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