BREAKING: Gunshots rock Amaechi's hometown in Rivers

BREAKING: Gunshots rock Amaechi's hometown in Rivers

- There were gunshots at the Rivers polling unit of the minister of transportation and director general of Buhari/Osinbajo presidential campaign council, Rotimi Amaechi

- The polling unit 14, ward 8 in Ubima, Rivers state was on Saturday, February 23, taken over by gunshots from unknown thugs

- Speaking on the development, Amaechi said that this is the handwork of detractors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state

Legit.ng can authoritatively report that there are gunshots in polling unit 14, ward 8 in Ubima, Rivers state.

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Ubima is the hometown of Nigeria's minister of transport and director-general of the Buhari/Osinbajo presidential campaign, Rotimi Amaechi.

Legit.ng reporter in Ubima confirmed that the gunshots could be heard from Amaechi's polling unit in the area.

A Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) officer in the area also sent out an SOS message to her colleagues on phone calling for security reinforcements. Soldiers have been deployed to the area to restore calm.

Reacting to the news, Amaechi said: "I am just hearing this. But you see, this is what they are trying to do to scare the voters away.

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"They know Ubima is the stronghold of the APC. This place is 100 per cent APC so he plan is to cause confusion."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that unknown gunmen had killed an APC chieftain in Rivers state. The party chieftain, Mowan Omowo Etete is a former local government chairman in Andoni local government area of the state.

An associate of the late APC chieftain in the area told Legit.ng's reporter in Port Harcourt on phone that Etete was killed by suspected militants in the area and his body had been taken away.

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