In a reaction to the tear gas fired by the police at ‘Save Rivers Movement’ in Port Harcourt, the party’s Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described the the attack as irresponsible act of brigandage by the police.
The statement issued in Lagos on Sunday noted that the police went to the venue of the rally, pulled down the erected canopies and fired tear gas at everyone around there and even into nearby homes.
The party wondered why the police who are being funded by taxpayers to protect the lives and property of the same citizens are now brutalizing and killing as a serving senator Magnus Abe was shot by rubber bullet in the process.
A rally billed for the Obio Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers state today organized by the Save Rivers Movement (SRM) was stopped by the Nigerian Police. The Police maintain the organizers were not given the approval to go ahead with the rally.
But the opposition APC added that the attack by the police also injured the Chief of Staff to Gov. Chibuike Amaechi.