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Rivers APC Attack 1 dead, 50 injured as Amaechi blames Patience Jonathan

The rally was ongoing on Tuesday, February 17, at the Okrika National Secondary School when it was disrupted by explosions and sporadic shooting.

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Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and First Lady, Patience Jonathan play

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and First Lady, Patience Jonathan

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Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has accused First Lady, Patience Jonathan of being responsible for the recent attack on an All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in the Okrika area of the state, where Mrs. Jonathan hails from.

The rally was ongoing on Tuesday, February 17, at the Okrika National Secondary School when it was disrupted by explosions and sporadic shooting.

Amaechi also accused Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Nyesom Wike of having a hand in the attacks.

"Clearly, the wife of the president does not want APC to campaign in Okrika, her local government area. The wife of the president and the governorship candidate of the PDP in Rivers again organized thugs to disrupt APC rally,” Amaechi said while speaking to journalists at the Shehu Yar'Adua Centre, in Abuja.

“As usual, the police couldn’t protect us, over 200 police men. I asked the commissioner of police and he said they had over 200 policemen there. Yet, three explosions and then they opened fire on members of APC,” he added.

“The Channels TV reporter I hear, is injured, stabbed, and members of APC injured. We had meetings with DSS (Directorate of State Security) and police and they confirmed we could go ahead. There were 200 policemen and there were over 20 to 30 DSS men who came there and they did nothing," the governor said further.

Meanwhile a policeman is said to have lost his life in the incident while 50 other people were left injured.

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