Orderly killed in attack on Rivers APC deputy governorship candidate
Gunmen allegedly attacked Dr. Innocent Barikor (running mate for the All Progressives Congress candidate for governorship in Rivers state),
Barikor was attacked as he left his GRA office on Tuesday night to attend a meeting at an undisclosed place.
The Nation reported that the police officer who was protecting Barikor was not lucky and was shot and killed by the gunmen. Barikor has also attacked in front of a GRA nightclub.
A source said;
“Barikor escaped by the whiskers but his police orderly was not fortunate because the bullets hit and killed him on the spot.”
The Deputy Publicity Secretary of APC, Darlington Nwauju, confirmed that the party’s running mate was attacked by “assassins” lamenting that his police orderly was killed in the incident.
Nwauju called for a thorough investigation into the incident and asked the Inspector-General of Police to weigh in.
Commenting on the incident, a Police spokesperson in Rivers state Grace Iringe-Koko said it was not a case of assassination.
“It was not an assassination. Actually, a policeman was shot. I think he was the target because they saw him with a rifle. Nothing happened to the candidate. We are investigating the incident and the place has been surrounded”.