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JUST IN: Political thugs attack APC campaign venue in Rivers

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Some yet-to-be-identified armed men on Monday, invaded the campaign venue of the All Progressives Congress at Omuma Local Government Area, Rivers State.

The gunmen suspected to be political thugs also vandalised properties at the venue.

It was learnt that the APC had set the venue in Omuma for its rally bid for today at a rented space, following the Order 21 of the Rivers State Government prohibiting use of public facilities by political parties without approval from government, which the APC reportedly did not adhere to.

However, the Omuma LGA Chapter of the APC, had last week raised the alarm that there were threats from unknown persons that the party would not be allowed to hold its campaign in the area.

The party had called on the Inspector General of Police to set up a Special Crack Team to provide security, adding that most of the security architecture in the area has allegedly been compromised.

The party in preparation for the campaign today, Monday, arranged the venue for the rally Sunday night, but Monday morning the unknown thugs invaded the area and destroyed all the property at sight.

At press time, the spokesman of the party, Darlington Nwauju, confirmed the development as true.

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