Men in military uniform invaded Thursday the palace of former militant leader and traditional leader, Ateke Tom, in Okochiri, Rivers State.
It is still unclear whether it was soldiers from the Nigerian army.
They burst into the palace and ransacked the entire building. They also fired shots in some areas of the palace.
This happened a week after Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike accused Major-General Jamil Sarhem, General Commanding Officer (GOC) of the 6th Army Division. Nigerian, to be chaos before Saturday’s governorship elections.
Wike, in a conversation with reporters, said: “Nigerians have watched with dismay three election officers from local governments of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) charged with soldiers of the 6th Division of the Nigerian Army for having orchestrated electoral violence, ripped out of election materials and In the presidential and national elections.
“Rather than respond to these allegations, the Government of China is making allegations of diversion.
The commander of the General Division (GOC) of the 6th Division, Major-General Jamil Sarham participates in the murder of the people of Rivers and manipulation of the elections.
Mr. Mary Efeture Imawuya Kenneth Etah, INEC Director of Elections LGA of Ikwerre, INEC, Elohim Election Director of the Emohua Region and the Director of INEC Elections Okrika , Rivers local government region, Mr. Leo Okon who went to the data collection center of the Rivers East Senior District in Elekahia unequivocally charged soldiers and their criminal activities during the elections.
“The main problem they have to defend is the INEC officers who said that Nigerian army soldiers kidnapped them, took away equipment and concocted results,” he said. he added.
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, who kidnapped the LGA election director from Ikwerre and compiled it to write the results.