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Rivers Police Sends Message To The Public After Its Heavily Armed Men Took Over House Of Assembly Quarters

The Rivers State Police Command has sent a message to the public on why its men stormed the Rivers State House of Assembly Quarters.

The police explained that its men were at the premises of the State House of Assembly Quarters to make sure that there was no breakdown of law and order there.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police, made this known in Port Harcourt via a statement.

On Friday, more than 35 fully armed police men were seen with their vans barricading the entrance gates of the assembly quarters on Port Harcourt-Aba express way which elicited various reactions from members of the public as the crisis in Rivers State escalates between the rival factions.

The State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, had visited the facility of the state legislature in a bid to ascertain the condition of the buildings.

However, the occupants, who are the state lawmakers loyal to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Chief Nyesom Wike, led by Rt. Hon. Martin Amaewhule, pointed out that the buildings were not due for renovation and further alleged that the Governor might be planning to demolish it to get at them.

But, Iringe-Koko, explained that the presence of the police in the area was not maintain law and order.

Her statement read: “The Rivers State Police Command wishes to clarify the recent reports regarding our presence at the Rivers State House of Assembly quarters.

“Our deployment in the area is solely aimed at ensuring peace and preventing any possible breakdown of order. We assure the public that there is no cause for alarm, and all individuals are encouraged to continue their lawful activities without fear.

“Your cooperation is greatly appreciated as we work towards maintaining a safe and secure environment for all.”

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