Thugs Backed By Police Invade Port Harcourt Government House, Shoots Sporadically
Reports reaching Abusidiqu.com from Port Harcourt, the capital city of Rivers State indicates that thugs loyal to lawmakers in the state House of Assembly stormed the Port Harcourt Government House where the governor is officially resident, Wednesday.
The thugs who were reportedly backed by police in the state fired gun shots into the government house premises.
The government of Rivers state also tweeted via its twitter handle that the police fired tear gas into the government house.
“SOS, the Police are shooting teargas into Government House, Port Harcourt, the handle tweeted.
A reporter in Port Harcourt confirmed that sporadic gunshots were heard on Aggrey Road, about eight kilometres from the Government House. He said the shots were fired by elements suspected to be loyal to a state lawmaker in the camp of Minister Nyesom Wike.
The reporter said teargas canisters were also fired by police around the Government House to disperse youths believed to be backing Governor Rotimi Amaechi.
Gunshots were also fired by the police, he said.
Earlier, the sitting of the State House of Assembly scheduled to hold Wednesday after Tuesdays adjournment, following the consideration of the budget amendment proposal submitted by the deputy governor, Tele Ikuru was cut short as thugs loyal to both camps took over the assembly complex.
The police at about 8.30am, asked all the House members present in the complex to vacate the assembly premises, as they immediately began to disperse the two protesting camp, firing tear gas cannisters.
Witnesses said armoured tanks have been deployed to the state assembly complex, but the thugs did not relent, as both sides mobilised and moved to the Government House area, which is not a far distance from the assembly complex.
The crisis started Tuesday when five lawmakers believed to have the backing of the Presidency attempted to impeach the House Speaker, Hon. Amachree. This lead to serious fighting between the members resulting to injurious sustain by at least four members of the House.
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