Ateke Tom escapes assassination in Rivers as one person was killed

One person has been killed following an alleged attempt by some
unknown gunmen to assassinate the Amanyanabo of Okochiri
Kingdom in Okirika Local Government Area of Rivers State, His
Royal Majesty, King Ateke Tom.
It was gathered that Ateke, an ex-Niger Delta freedom fighter, had
visited Amadi-Ama in Port Harcourt for a traditional function when
some armed youths stormed the area and shot sporadically in the
direction where Ateke was.
However, Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, while confirming the incident,
condemned the assassination attempt on Ateke, noting that the
incident was capable of igniting fresh crisis in the region.
In a statement Wednesday in Port Harcourt, Comrade Samuel
George, the Chairman of the Eastern Zone of the Ijaw Youth
Council, IYC, pointed out that the Ijaw leaders were not happy over
the development intended to take the life of the Amanyanabo.
George said: “We condemn the assassination attempt on the life of
a prominent King of Ijaw land, HRM, King Ateke Tom. The leaders
of Ijaw frown at it because it is capable of causing fresh crisis in
the South-South region if not the peaceful disposition exhibited by
the Okochiri monarch.”


  1. Good update

  2. Ok

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