First Lady, Patience Jonathan’s Home Town Under Siege

There were explosions and multiple gunfire, Tuesday, at Okrika, home town of First Lady Patience Jonathan today as the All Progressives Congress (APC) held its governorship rally, Rivers State governor Rotimi Amaechi, who was not at the scene told Reuters by telephone.

The blasts at the rally, which held at the playing ground of the National School, at the island town, was witnessed by Daily Post reporter, Victor Azubuike. According to him, about 20 minutes after the explosions, scores of unknown gunmen invaded the venue through the creeks in gunboats. They reportedly shot sporadically at the crowd, but the number of casualties cannot be immediately confirmed.

“As at now that I am talking to you, Okrika is under siege,” Azubuike said.

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