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Rivers PDP Demands Immediate Release Of Wike’s Aides

The Rivers state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has demanded for the immediate release of its members detained by the 6 Division Nigerian Army and the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS.

In a statement from the office of the State PDP chairman, Felix Obuah and signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam said the detained PDP members, some with their families have spend close to one week in their respective detention camps uncared for by their abductors

The statement further said aside those illegally being detained by the army and FSARS, an unspecified number are still hospitalized, some in critical condition from gunshots and physical torture by the soldiers and police.

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Notable among those still languishing in the army and police detentions according to the statement include: Prof. Israel Owate, Dr. Fred Ateng, Hon. Deinma Iyalla, all Special Advisers to Gov Nyesom Wike.

Others are the Chairman of Emohua Local Government Council, Hon. Tom Aliezi, Rivers State Co-coordinator of Arise Nigeria, Hon. Benjamin Diri as well as ordinary defenseless men and women including pregnant mothers.

Describing the arbitrary and reckless display of power, arrests, harassments and detentions as an attempt to cause crisis in the State, the State PDP is calling on well meaning Nigerians, traditional rulers, religious leaders, Human Rights Groups and the National Peace Committee as well as the International Community to rise up in defense of the innocent Rivers people and residents from the trigger happy men of the Nigerian Army and FSARS.

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