Former Rivers Governorship Candidate arrested, two aides feared killed

10:36 Apr 9 2024 Rivers State

The Governorship candidate of the National Rescue Movement in Rivers State, Sobomabo Jackrich, during the 2023 General elections has been arrested.

Jackrich, an ex-Niger Delta agitator, was reportedly arrested by men dressed in military camouflage, from his residence in Usokun in Degema Local Government Area of the state.

According to inside sources the arrest allegedly conducted in a commando fashion took place around 2am on Monday, resulted in the death of two of his aides.

George Zua, an aide to Jackrich, said the operation which began at about 2am Monday lasted for over eight hours.

He further revealed that corpses of the two aides identified as Diamond tamunoiminabo and Sincere jackrich, who were allegedly killed during the operation were taken away by the unknown assailants.

His followers had previously claimed that the ex-Agitator and politician was abducted by men dressed in military attire.

Reacting to the incident, the Rivers State Police Command has refuted this claim of a possible kidnap.

Speaking on the attack, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Grace Iringe-Koko, said, “He was not kidnapped but arrested by security personnel, though not by the police.”
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