Nine killed in Rivers as army, police confirm soldier’s death

Nine persons were feared killed in Abonnema, Akoku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State during Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

This is just as the state police command confirmed the killing of a soldier during a shootout in the area.

Though the State Police Public Relations Officer could not give details of how the soldier was killed, it was gathered that gunmen suspected to be political thugs shot and killed the soldier.

It was also gathered that two civilians sustained serious gunshot injuries in Abonnema.

However, a source in Abonnema explained that soldiers killed over six persons, adding that hundreds of indigenes of the area ran helter-skelter during the shootout, which lasted for several minutes.

The source pointed out that six persons known to him were among the dead in Abonnema at the end of the shooting.Copyright PUNCH.   

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