*Army arrests Spokesman of PDP, 50 others
The ongoing Supplementary election in Igbo Etche community in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State has turned bloody as hoodlums reportedly chopped off the hand of an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
An official said to be with the victim during the incident was reportedly taken hostage by the thugs and has not been rescued yet. Meanwhile, the victim is said to have been taken to INEC headquarters in Port Harcourt for treatment.
Some Chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have been arrested by Military officials at Etche Local Government Area of Rivers state where INEC is holding a supplementary rerun election. The Chieftains were arrested alongside more than 50 other armed youths in Ulakwo community in Etche.
State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Samuel Wonosike is one of those arrested. Others arrested are two former Local Government Chairmen, Roland Sekibo and Odiari Princewill. A senior military officer told newsmen that one of the arrested youths indicted the PDP chieftains for recruiting them for the election in Etche. The 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Bori Camp, Port Harcourt is yet to issue a statement on the development.