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General News of Monday, 30 October 2023


Anxiety as security operatives reportedly fire shots at Rivers governor Fubara

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Governor Similanyi Fubara of Rivers state has spoken up about the political crisis rocking the state.

Similanyi Fubara claimed despite being a governor of River State, security operatives shot at him directly.

Addressing some of his supporters at the assembly complex on Monday morning, October 30, the governor accused security agencies of compromise, Daily Trust reported. He spoke after Edie Edison, his strong ally, was impeached as Majority Leader of the Rivers House of Assembly.

The governor, who said he had committed no offence to warrant impeachment, asked those after him to come out openly, Channels TV reported.

He said: “From what I have seen the security agency is even compromised. They were shooting at me directly but it doesn’t matter, somebody will die one day. “When people here ask who is this Fubara? He is that man that was killed for his struggle. I am not against anybody. I’m not planning anything against anybody that I don’t know where these things are coming from.”

Fubara has reportedly fallen out with his predecessor and current Minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike.