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Police Shooting: Injured Senator Abe Flown to London For Further Treatment

Injured Sen. Magnus Abe

The African Examiner

Senate Magnus Abe, who was shot on Sunday by the police at a political rally with rubber bullets, has continued to battle his life as doctors recommended that he be flown abroad for further medical treatment.

Injured Sen. Magnus Abe

Injured Sen. Magnus Abe

After the incident, Senator Abe was rushed to Krisany Medical Services, a private hospital in Port Harcourt, where he was stabilized before being flown to the United Kingdom for treatment.

The senator’s aide said his boss was shot two times by the Nigeria police force at a rally organized in support of River state Governor Rotimi Amaechi, a perceived political enemy of President Goodluck Jonathan.

And the police being an organ of the Federal Government of Nigeria have openly taken side to support the president in the protracted political crisis in the state following continued reign of impunity exhibited by the police commissioner Joseph Mbu.

At yesterday’s rally, the opposition party, All Progressive Congress (APC) alleged that the police, in addition with the rubber bullets shot severally, dispersed the crowd with heavy tear gas in which five people died after inhaling the substance.

The Chief of Staff to the governor Chief Tony Okocha, was also injured in the melee.

“We are holding the State Police Commissioner, Mr. Joseph Mbu, responsible for the deaths of five innocent kids that maybe our future political leaders by this agents of darkness and the attempted murder on Senator Abe and Chief Okocha since the shooting was carried out by a team of regular police and Mobile policemen from MOPOL 19 on the orders of CP Mbu.” APC Rivers lamented.

Meanwhile, Police have denied firing any bullets but confirmed they used “minimal” force to disperse the crowd.

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2 Comments for “Police Shooting: Injured Senator Abe Flown to London For Further Treatment”

  1. Ok what about poor people that can’t fly out for treatment I go see how many una go fly out with all the billions in annual budget not one good hospital every thing fly out Edo gov small crash fly out you people only know how to take care of yourself with our common wealth while you let the poor dir like rats don’t worry very soon the poor will take care of you evil dealers that call yourself leaders na onle him them shoot y una no fly every body concerned after you say you want to save us from rubbish we de look una time go tell

    • I agree with you and your point. However, let’s first of all, vote out the useless PDP that is shooting and killing innocent people. They should be the first target and should be taken care of first and foremost.

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