Ogoni: MOSOP Decries Killings in Rivers
Below is an article published on the Vanguard Website:
Reacting to killings that characterised the PDP House of Assembly primaries in some parts of
In a statement MOSOP decried the violence and killings witnessed during the last Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries.
It lamented that at Eteo community in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State, two persons were killed as a result of clashes between rival, armed gangs loyal to politicians who were contesting the PDP primary election while properties of opposing supporters of the contestants were vandalized at Agboncha and Ogale communities in the same Eleme LGA. Mr. Paul Apii, a youth leader from Baranyonwa Dere was shot and killed by Mobile Police at Kpor, Headquarters of Gokana Local Government Area and venue of the PDP primaries in Gokana LGA.
The apex organisation of the Ogoni people, MOSOP (Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People), has today expressed deep concern at the escalating wave of violence in the country especially in parts of the Niger Delta.”