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JUST IN: Gunmen cause panic at Port Harcourt

By Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt

There was panic at Ogbunabali area of Port Harcourt on Wednesday evening when gunmen drove around the place on a mini bus, shooting sporadically.

A source, who witnessed the incident, said it could not be confirmed what brought the gunmen to the area but their action sent people running to different directions for safety.

The source said: “Many drivers abandoned their vehicles and escaped while others tried to reverse to where they were coming from.

“The whole confusion caused serious traffic on all adjoining roads to the area my including the Port Harcourt – Aba expressway around the Garrison flyover.

“At one point, the gunmen got down from their bus off the main Ogbunabali street to try to clear the traffic but had to turn back after they could not Wade through the maze of abandoned vehicles”.

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday commissioned the dualisation of Ogbunabali Road to join the Old GRA part of the city.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, promised to verify the incident.

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