Gunmen suspected to be political thugs on Thursday, opened fire at the convoy of the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
Although the governor escaped unhurt, two members of the All Progressives Congress were seriously injured in the incident, which happened at about 6pm.
The governor was on a door-to-door ward campaign of the area which happens to be PDP candidate, Nyesom Wike’s hometown.
The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. David Iyofor, said the attackers made bonfire along a major road in the area to prevent the governor from leaving. He said the thugs attacked the governor’s convoy and his entourage with bottles, stones and other dangerous objects and then fired gunshots at the convoy.