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”Gunmen abduct” Rivers governorship candidate, Jackrich; two k!lled in the process


Gunmen dressed in military uniform on Monday morning whisked away the Rivers State governorship candidate of the National Rescue Movement in the 2023 general election, Sobomabo Jackrich, at his residence in Usokun in Degema Local Government Area of the state

Rivers governorship candidate, Jackrich

Also, it was gathered that two of his loyalists found when his residence was raided around 3am on Monday were shot d3ad by the assailants, and their remains were taken away along with Jackrich.

Jackrich, popularly known as ‘Egberipapa’ was a former militant leader who embraced amnesty during the tenure of late President, Umar Yar’Adua.

When Punch contacted Jackrich’s media aide, Soibibo Sokari, confirmed the ki!ling and the kidnapping of his principal.

Sokari stated, “Yes it is true he was abducted this morning. Two persons were k!lled, and their bodies were carted away along with him. We are still following up on the incident to get more details.

“We don’t know exactly who is behind it. But as the details unfold, we will let the public know about it.”

Meanwhile, a source who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Punch correspondent that it was the military that whisked away the ex-militant leader, saying, “His residence was condoned.”

However, the spokesperson for the state police command, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed to Punch that it was not a case of kidnap but that Jackrich is with security personnel.

She stated, “It is not a kidnapping. He is with some security personnel. That is all I can say for now.”