Police Declare Ex-Niger Delta Militant Leader Wanted

Gabriel ‘General’ Asabuja,

The Rivers State Police Command has declared a former Niger Delta militant leader, Gabriel ‘General’ Asabuja, wanted following his alleged provocative statements in a viral video amidst the ongoing crisis in the state.

The Commissioner of Police in the State, CP Olatunji Disu, disclosed this on Tuesday night when he appeared on Channel Television’s ‘Politics Today’, which was monitored by our Correspondent in Port Harcourt.

Disu, who condemned Asabuja’s actions, emphasised the panic and concern generated by his threats in the state and beyond.

He assured the public that law enforcement agencies have initiated actions to apprehend the former militant leader, stressing the seriousness with which such threats were being handled.

The Police Commissioner reiterated that Asabuja’s defiance in response to previous police invitations will not deter efforts to bring him to justice.

Meanwhile, the Rivers State government has identified the prime suspect in the explosion that occurred during a protest in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, which claimed one life.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Adaeze Oreh, disclosed this on Tuesday night while addressing journalists at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) Port Harcourt.

Oreh stated that the suspect was brought in by few individuals, who presented him as accident victim at the Accident and Emergency Ward of the hospital, but upon examination, the doctors discovered that his injuries resembled that of a blast and alerted the authorities.

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She said most of the people who brought the blast suspect had disappeared, and was found with only one person.

Oreh said: “The Commissioner of Police have been alerted and investigations have begun. Like I said, the suspect was brought in unconscious but he has been stabilised and recovering at the ICU.

“The place has been secured by the police and proper investigation would be carried out by the police.”

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