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Confusion As Police Invade Rivers Assembly, Fire Live Ammunition by olaiya2007(m): 6:08pm On Dec 12, 2013
Confusion once again enveloped the Rivers State
House of Assembly on Thursday as the police
stormed the Assembly complex, shooting live
ammunition and firing teargas canisters to
disperse the sitting of 25 lawmakers loyal to the
State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi. The 25 lawmakers met to hold the first plenary in
the House since it was sealed off in July following
a bloody fracas in the Assembly. The pro-Amaechi lawmakers had converged on the
Assembly complex following the ruling of a
Federal High Court in Abuja which declared as
illegal the order of the National Assembly to take
over the functions of the Rivers Assembly. On Thursday, however, trouble started as the
police barred the 25 lawmakers from entering the
Assembly chambers while the stunned lawmakers
resolved to hold their sitting outside the complex. Confusion ensued when the police suddenly began
shooting teargas and live ammunition at the
lawmakers, who ran in different directions to
avoid being hit by the live bullets while tears
dripped from many of them from the impact of
the teargas canisters fired by the police. It could not be ascertained if there was any
casualty or the number of people injured in the
melee. Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr. Leyii Kwani,
presided over the sitting. The Rivers State Commissioner for Information,
Ibim Semenitari, confirmed the invasion of ther
Assembly by policemen, decrying the level of
“impunity ravaging the country.” She said, “It is an indication of the impunity
ravaging the country and a clear indication that
the PDP, under the present leadership, has lost
all forms of democratic conduct. “They can’t even pretend to wear a mien of
civility. Rather, they are practising jackboot
governance and repression worse than we have
ever seen under the military.” State Commissioner of Police, Jospeh Mbu, could
not be reached for comments.

Source: http://www.punchng.com/news/confusion-as-police-invade-rivers-assembly-fire-live-ammunition/
Re: Confusion As Police Invade Rivers Assembly, Fire Live Ammunition by ehis010(m): 6:27pm On Dec 12, 2013
hmmm 4 dis rivers wey i dey, pls oh i dnt wnt 2 see a repeat of d militancy era wen we couldn't sleep in dis state so pls oga jona hold dat ur wife and her senseless cousin nd his cohorts..
Re: Confusion As Police Invade Rivers Assembly, Fire Live Ammunition by Stevsun: 6:16pm On Oct 29, 2016
Plz olaiya2007 can we chat on whatapp...ma number is 08138671106

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