Unknown gunmen in early hours of Friday abducted Governor Wike’s
Special Adviser on Lands and Survey , Dr Anugbom Onuoha.
Eye witness account had it that the gunmen that dressed in military
uniforms stormed a Hotel at popular Ada George road, Port Harcourt
where Dr Anugbom had gone to and took him away.
Rivers State Police Public Relation Officer, Nnamdi Omoni who
confirmed the incident described it as unfortunate saying that the
Command will go all out to ensure the victim’s speedy and timely
He stated that the State Commissioner of Police, Usman Balel has
given a marching order to all the Tactical Units, including the IGP
Monitoring Unit to work round the clock and ensure that the victim is
released in record time.
He stated that contact have been made with Sister Security Agencies
and other security stakeholders in this direction and appealed to
the members of the public, to avail the Command with useful
information that can lead to his unconditional release .
It will be recalled that The governorship candidate of All Progressive
Congress (APC) in Rivers state Tonye Cole said Rivers State under
the leadership of Barrister Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP) is governed by bandits.
Speaking through his Director of Communications Ogbonna Nwuke , Mr
Tonye Cole said instead of protecting the people of River State, the
state is witnessing the worse cases of insecurity and banditry. He
said ‘heads of innocent and defenseless persons were cut off,
whole families wasted by hit squads while properties worth millions
of Naira destroyed in different parts of the state.’
In the same vein Former governor of Rivers State and Minister of
transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi says the State under the
leadership of PDP was no longer a safe heaven for investors , as it
was during his reign as governor.
Amaechi said the Nyesom Wike led~government has failed in the
protection of lives and property of the people and those doing
buisnesses in the State.
He spoke at a special thanksgiving church service in honour of the
APC gubernatorial candidate Tonye Cole at the Redeemed Christain
Church of God King’s Palace Port Harcourt on recently.
” The first thing we will do when we come into government under APC is
to protect lives and ensure there is a safe environment for buisness
to thrive. What we see presently is a buisness to thrive. What we see
presently is a situation where all buisness shops are empty ,all the
houses in PH are empty and people are on the run. People are rushing
to Lagos or Abuja . So what we are assuring Rivers people and
Nigerians is that when we form government the first thing that will
happen in this State is that we will go back to where i stopped in
terms of security. We must ensure that people move about freely and
carry on with their day to day businesses without fear, we will
provide good governance for all and ensure the safety of our people”
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