29th January, 2015
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Gunmen have attacked the All Progressives Congress, APC, office in Omoku, headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Andoni Local Government in Rivers State, southern Nigeria.
The attack took place in the early hours of Thursday as the Dakuku Peterside, APC Rivers State governorship candidate’s campaign train, hit Omoku.
The incident is happening less than one week after the Dakuku Peterside Campaign Organization was bombed in Okrika when APC was setting up a campaign podium for his rally there.
The campaign manager of Dakuku Peterside Organization in Ogba/Egbema/ANdoni Local Government, Austin Ahiamadu, said the attack on the party’s office was intended to disrupt the APC campaign rally.
“Throughout the night there were sporadic shooting with gunmen attacking key loyalists of our party. Other parties have organized campaigns in Omoku and APC members have never attacked them.The action is cowardly and meant to intimidate APC,” he said.
Also confirming the attack Felix Okorogie said the attack is a cowardly action to intimidate APC.
He, however, commended the security agencies for their prompt response to the distress sent to them.
The police have not confirmed the latest attack on APC loyalists and APC office in Omoku. The campaign rally kicked off despite the attack on APC office in Omoku.