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The Liaison Office before it was bombed
Senator Magnus Abe, Rivers South East Senatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC confirms confirms attack on his liaison office.
In a press statement issued on behalf of the senator by his spokesman, Parry Saroh Benson at 10:30 pm on Monday night said, he said: “information available to us has revealed that the senatorial liaison office of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 19th re-run election in Rivers South East Senatorial District, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe has been attacked in Bori, Ogoni on Monday 22nd February, 2016.
He said armed men clad in army uniform suspected to be thugs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state is alleged to have been responsible for the dastardly act.
The statement quoting an eyewitness account said, “The criminals carrying sophisticated weapons threw dynamites and bombs into the senatorial office of Senator Magnus Abe in Bori as staff and visitors scampered for safety.
Senator Magnus Abe’s liaison office on fire
Meanwhile some staff and visitors who escaped are yet to be accounted for.”
Senator Abe “recalled that few days ago, Governor Nyesom Wike had at the 50th Birthday celebration of Senator Lee Maeba in Luuwa, Khana Local Government Area in Rivers state charged PDP supporters that he will not be happy unless they stop Senator Magnus Abe’s re-election bid by all means.
“The event of today has clearly shown that the charge by the Governor to his supporters to stop Senator Abe has just begun by the attack on the senatorial liaison office.
“We view this attack as a cheap attempt to intimidate our supporters and so fear to participate in the forthcoming re-run election”.
“I want to call on all our supporters and all law abiding citizens of the Rivers South-East Senatorial District,especially the people of …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper