Rivers Crisis: Nigerian Senator Shot By Police


The political crisis in Rivers State has escalated as Senator Magnus Abe, was reportedly shot by officers dispersing a political rally in Port Harcourt.
  • Nigeria:  Human Rights Commission Orders Probe of Rivers Crisis

    Premium Times, 16 January 2014

    The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, on Wednesday during a meeting in Abuja called for an urgent action to verify facts about the on-going crisis in Rivers State. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Blame Yourself Not Tinubu for Rivers Crisis, APC Tells PDP

    Premium Times, 16 January 2014

    The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has lambasted the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for blaming the crisis in Rivers polity ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  President Jonathan, Please End the Tragic Farce in Rivers State Now!

    Vanguard, 16 January 2014

    DEAR President Goodluck Jonathan , I never thought I would join in the letter writing orgy that has seized all of Nigeria by the wrist! Certainly, not given the self-serving ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Police Chief Orders Investigation Into Rivers Shooting

    Premium Times, 15 January 2014

    The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, on Wednesday ordered the Crime Investigation Department of the Nigerian Police to investigate the alleged shooting of Magnus Abe ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Rivers Courts Bombing - Desecration of Temple of Justice?

    Vanguard, 16 January 2014

    The reports of destructive incidents, widely viewed as premeditated, at two different High Courts in Rivers State have cast a cloud of uncertainty over the safety of the judiciary ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abe - Rallies Don't Need Permits, Says Gbajabiamila

    This Day, 15 January 2014

    Following the alleged shooting of Senator Magnus Abe by the Nigeria Police with a rubber bullet during the Save Rivers Movement rally in Obia-Akpor local government area of Rivers ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abe - Ogoni Youths Rally Support for Mbu

    Leadership, 16 January 2014

    Ogoni youths from the four Local Government Areas that make up Ogoniland, yesterday converged at Bori, the political headquarters of the Ogoni's to rally support for the Rivers ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  IGP Orders Probe Into Rivers Police Shooting

    Leadership, 16 January 2014

    The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered a full scale investigation into the January 12 incident, leading to thealleged shooting of Sen Magnus Abe in ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Police - We Have Not Arrested Those Who Shot Abe

    This Day, 16 January 2014

    The police in Rivers State Wednesday said it had not arrested any police officer involved in the alleged shooting of the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Attack On Abe - Senate C'ttee Quizzes Rivers CP

    Vanguard, 15 January 2014

    SENATE Committee on Police Affairs, yesterday, met with Rivers State Police Commissioner, Mr. Joseph Mbu, over last Sunday's incident at the College of Arts and Science, Port ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abe - Senate Committee Quizzes Mbu, Amaechi's Aide

    Leadership, 15 January 2014

    The Senate Committee on Police Affairs has visited Rivers State to on a fact finding mission on the circumstances surrounding the alleged unlawful invasion of the rally organised ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Senate Committee Quizzes Mbu, Amaechi's Aide

    Leadership, 14 January 2014

    The Senate Committee on Police Affairs on Tuesday began investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged shooting of the senator representing Rivers South-east district ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abe - Ogoni Youths Protest Shooting, Shut East-West Road

    This Day, 14 January 2014

    The Eleme axis of the East-West Road was shut down Monday by youths of Ogoni origin who were protesting against the shooting of Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Senate, Reps Condemn Attack On Abe, Ndume

    Daily Trust, 14 January 2014

    The leadership of the Senate has deplored the escalating political violence in Rivers State. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abe/Ndume - House Says State Police Not a Bad Idea

    This Day, 13 January 2014

    Against the backdrop of attacks by unknown assailants on Senators Magnus Abe (APC, Rivers) and Ali Ndume (APC Borno), the House of Representatives Monday indicated that it may not ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Ogoni Youths Protest Gun Attack On Abe

    Vanguard, 14 January 2014

    The violence that erupted last Sunday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State following the shooting of Senator Magnus Abe, spread to his constituency in the Ogoni part of the state, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abe Shooting - Senate Wants IGP to Probe Rivers Violence

    Leadership, 14 January 2014

    The Senate yesterday called on Nigeria's inspector-general of police, Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar, to launch an inquest into Sunday's violence in Rivers State in which a serving ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abe - Ogoni Youths Protest Police Shooting

    Leadership, 13 January 2014

    Commercial activities were temporarily disrupted on Monday morning in parts of Rivers State as youths of Ogoni ethnic nationality blocked the Eleme axis of the East-West Road in ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Rivers Crisis - Another Amaechi's Aide Resigns

    Leadership, 10 January 2014

    Another aide of Rivers State Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Chief Azubuike Nmerukini on Thursday resigned his appointment as the chairman of the Rivers State Local Government ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Senator Saraki Condemns Police Attack On Senator Abe

    Office of Senator Bukola Saraki, 13 January 2014

    The Senator representing Kwara Central and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Senator Bukola Saraki CON, had totally condemned the recent attack on ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Rubber Bullets Hit Senator Abe At Rally Venue

    Daily Trust, 13 January 2014

    Senator Magnus Abe, who represents Rivers South-east Senatorial district at the National Assembly, was yesterday placed on 24-hour monitoring at a private hospital in Port Harcourt ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Rivers Crisis - Senator Abe Shot, Flown to London

    Vanguard, 13 January 2014

    THE steaming political crisis in Rivers State took a turn for the worse, yesterday, when Senator Magnus Abe was allegedly shot in the chest twice with a rubber bullet at a rally of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Reactions Trail Alleged Attack On Abe

    Vanguard, 13 January 2014

    THE polity was awash with ill-feelings over the shooting of Senator Magnus Abe at the Save Rivers Movement rally in Obio/Akpor Local Council of Rivers State, yesterday. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Rivers Crisis - Police Shoot Senator Magnus Abe

    Leadership, 13 January 2014

    The political crisis rocking Rivers State further heightened yesterday when men of the state police command shot the senator representing Rivers South-East district in the National ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Police Shoot Senator Magnus Abe, Amaechi's Chief of Staff in Rivers

    Premium Times, 12 January 2014

    The Rivers Information Commissioner confirmed the attack. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Police Shoot Senator Abe in Rivers

    Leadership, 12 January 2014

    The political crisis rocking Rivers State further heightened on Sunday when men of the State Police Command shot the senator representing Rivers South East district, Senator Magnus ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Senator Abe Shot, Two Feared Dead, As Police Disperse Amaechi's Supporters

    This Day, 12 January 2014

    The political crisis in Rivers state escalated Sunday morning as Chairman of the Senate committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Senator Magnus Abe, was shot as police used tear gas ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Police Deny Shooting Sen. Abe

    Vanguard, 12 January 2014

    The Rivers Police Command on Sunday denied allegations that its personnel shot and wounded a member of the National Assembly, Sen. Magnus Abe. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Police Shot Senator Abe in Rivers

    Vanguard, 12 January 2014

    SENATOR Magnus Abe was allegedly shot with a rubber bullet, Sunday, by the Police at the Port Harcourt venue of a rally of Save Rivers Movement, a pro-governor Chibuike Amaechi ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Police Deny Shooting Senator Abe

    Leadership, 12 January 2014

    The Rivers Police Command on Sunday denied allegations that its personnel shot and wounded a member of the National Assembly, Sen. Magnus Abe. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Rivers Senator Hit With Rubber Bullets

    Daily Trust, 12 January 2014

    The political crisis rocking Rivers State again took another dimension yesterday when Senator Magnus Abe, representing Rivers South East Senatorial district was allegedly shot with ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Rivers Senator Hospitalized After Attending Rally

    Daily Trust, 12 January 2014

    The Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial district , Senator Magnus Abe was alleged to have been hit with a police rubber bullet. But police said it does not use rubber ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Police Deny Shooting Senator Magnus Abe

    Premium Times, 12 January 2014

    The Rivers State police command has denied shooting Magnus Abe, a senator from Rivers state who was reportedly hit by officers dispersing a political rally in Port Harcourt Sunday. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Stop This Reign of Impunity in Rivers - APC Tells Jonathan

    Vanguard, 12 January 2014

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently put an end to what it termed the worsening reign of impunity in Rivers State. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Rivers Police Crackdown Meant to Impress Patience Jonathan - APC

    Premium Times, 12 January 2014

    The All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently put an end to the worsening security and police impunity in Rivers State, perpetrated by those ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Senator Abe Flown to London

    Vanguard, 12 January 2014

    Senator Magnus Abe, who was allegedly shot twice in the chest with a rubber bullet by the Police at a rally, Sunday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has been flown to London. read more »

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