National Security

Rivers boat shooting: PDP expresses shock, demands immediate investigation

By Taiwo Adebowale

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock and totally condemned 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.

PDP National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan disclosed this in a statement he issued on behalf of the party on Saturday, August 28, 2021.

Mr. Ologbondiyan stated that the PDP is 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.

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

The PDP also called for calm as the authorities unravel the circumstances surrounding the ugly incident.