Former LG chairperson shot, kidnapped in Rivers

Former LG chairperson shot, kidnapped in Rivers

Saturday, March 9, 2019 1:38 pm

Mrs Emilia Rogers Nte

Exactly two weeks after a chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, and his elder brother were killed by unknown gunmen, former Chairperson of Andoni local government in Rivers State, Mrs. Emilia Nte , was on the night of Friday, March 8 kidnapped at gun point by unknown gunmen at her home in Uyeada also in Andoni local government area.

It was not clear whether the kidnap was politically motivated or a separate incident of kidnapping for pecuniary gains.

Information from credible sources from Andoni  confirmed the incident.

According to the source gunmen first shot her on the thigh before taking her away.

It was initially speculated that she was dead. A close family member of the abducted politician however said she is still alive.

Andoni is the local government area of the Mr Uche Secondus, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairman.

Mrs Emilia Rogers Nte, has also served as a Special Adviser to Governor Nyesom Wike.

Insecurity continued over Andoni last night with shootings in Ngo, its headquarters. It could not be confirmed as of the time of this report who were responsible.

Rivers Police Command has confirmed the incident.

The Spokesman of the Rivers state Police ,DSP Nnamdi Omoni could not be reached for his reactions as his phone could not go through.

 However, this morning, there was calm as voters have begun to cast their ballots.

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