June 13, 2024

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Rivers Crisis: NYCN Chair, Others Arrested

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Edith CHUKU

Chief Protocol Officer of the National Youth Council of Nigeria NYCN, Rivers State chapter, Mr. Ikechukwu Wordu, has sent a save our soul message to Nigerians following the arrest of the NYCN Chairman, Mr. Chijioke Ihunwo and other youths.

NYCN chairman and supposedly 150 other youths, including Wordu were arrested during a peaceful protest at the Government House Port Harcourt, to stop the removal of the incumbent governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara.

 

 

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They are believed to be in the custody of Old GRA Police Division. It was also alleged that about three persons were shot during the protest.

Though the state Police command was yet to react to the information as at the time of filing this report, but Wordu in an audio made available to TNN, noted that, “we were doing peaceful protest in government house to stop the removal of governor Sim Fubara, before you know, police took over us, arrest us, over 150 youths were arrested infront of government house.

 

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“Right away we are in Old GRA Police Station. We are calling on civil society organization, we are calling on the inspector general of police, we are calling on President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu to come to the aid of Rivers State youths, the intimidation is too much from Nigeria Police. They have shot about three people is dead.”

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