Army Killed our Relatives, Ogonis Insist

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  • Wike: Misguided politicians sponsor false reports of political killings

Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt

Tears flowed freely on Monday at the auditorium of the Rivers State House of Assembly complex as relatives of victims of alleged killings by the Nigerian Army in Ogoniland before and during the March 19 rerun elections in the state recounted their ordeals to the House of Representatives Committee on the Army.

It was a town hall meeting of the House of Representatives Committee on the Army with stakeholders, including the Civil Liberty Organisation (CLO) and families of victims of alleged killings and harassment by the army in the state who insisted that soldiers killed their relations.

This came as the state Governor, Nyesom Wike, declared that reports of alleged massive insecurity and political killings in the state before the March 19 rerun elections were concocted by misguided politicians to mislead Nigerians.

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