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Policeman Beheaded in Rivers Re-run Election

As the casualty figures from the bloody re-run Rivers State National and Legislative elections begin to emerge Sunday, security authorities have confirmed that a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP Alkali Mohammed) and his orderly were killed and beheaded during an ambush at Omoku.

The officer, who was leading about 12 Mobile Police officers of MOPOL 48 on election security duty was said to have run into heavy gunfire attack. Three of the Police officers escaped while 5 police officers are reported still missing in action. The attackers went away with the police patrol vehicle containing arms.

Giving further situation reports on the role security agencies especially after fingers were pointed at alleged ignoble roles by the army in the re-run elections, the General Officer Commanding 6th Division, Nigerian Army Port Harcourt, Major General Kasimu Abdulkarim said, “The alleged killing and mass arrest by soldiers in Tai, Ogoni, Gokhna-Ogoni LGA of Rivers State were false. “It is true that soldiers of 6 Division Nigerian Army provided security during the Rivers State Legislative Re-run Election that was conducted Saturday.

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