20/09/2021

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PDP condemns, demands investigation into Rivers boat shooting

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Saturday, expressed shock over the reported shooting of a civilian market boat ferrying foodstuff and other household goods, allegedly by a military helicopter in Dutch Island area of Rivers State.

It was reported on August 27, 2021 that, a yet-to-be-identified helicopter allegedly shot at a local passengers’ boat travelling from Port Harcourt to Bonny in Rivers State, resulting to several casualties

In a statement on Saturday by, Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the party, he said the PDP was alarmed by reports of how the said military helicopter allegedly circled, targeted and shot at civilians, who were ferrying foodstuff and household items from Nembe-Bille jetty, in a bloody assault, in which the traders sustained gunshot wounds.

He said the party called for an immediate and comprehensive investigation into the terrifying incident which has reportedly heightened apprehensions in the Niger Delta region.

According to the statement, the PDP also called for calm as the authorities unravel the circumstances surrounding the ugly incident.