The Save Rivers Movement (SRM) a pro-Amaechi group led by the Senator representing Rivers Central Senatorial district, Magnus Abe has been injured as the Rivers police dispersed the crowd during the rally.
According to the Police and the office of the Commissioner JOSEPH MBU, the rally need a permit before holding which was according to them not permitted. The serving Senator, executives and others sympathetic to the Governor were dispersed by teargas and rubber bullets.
Report available informed us that the Senator Abe is now receiving treatments in an undisclosed hospital.
Earlier reports said Police authorities in Rivers State, under the orders of Mbu Joseph Mbu, Police Commissioner of Rivers State have barricaded and sealed off the entrance leading to the premises of Rivers State College of Arts and Science, Rumuola, Port Harcourt, where the NGO, Save Rivers Movement (SRM), a pro- Amaechi group, was to inaugurate the Obio-Akpor chapter of the organization.
Obio/ Akpor is the LGA of the Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike. Though other confirmed informations and events had it that Grassroots Democratic Initiative ( GDI) of Chief Nyesom Wike, have been allowed unmolested by the police to inaugurate their chapters across the 23 LGAs of Rivers State.
As at the time of filing this report, fiery-looking battle-ready policemen have immersed members of the movement in a ceaseless torrent of tear gas, and have gone ahead to tear down the canopies and stage platforms set up for the occasion.
All the roads leading to the venue of the event have been barricaded.
Asked why they are violating the right to freedom of movement and assembly, a police man, with his fingers on the trigger of his assault rifle, quipped that they are acting on orders from above.
More details later as it arrived here…