PHOTO: Burial ceremony turns bloody in Rivers State; Lawmaker, LG boss, PDP Chairman scamper for safety

Lawmaker identified as Hon. Miriam Hart, Local Govt chairman, PDP Chairman and many others have escaped death by whisker after masked gunmen stormed a burial ceremony at Finiapiri-ama village of Banigo Isile-Ogono community in Bonny Local Government Area, Rivers State, on Saturday, September 12.


TrustFunds learnt that the incident which left several persons injured and abducted including politicians, happened at the burial ceremony of a prominent citizen, Amaopusenibo K.M Banigo.


It was gathered, that the leader of the Bonny Legistrative Assembly, Hon. Miriam Hart is currently battling for survival at an undisclosed hospital following the attack while four persons were whisked away by the gunmen.


The gunmen arrived at the ceremony and began to shoot at the guests a few minutes after the deceased was interred.


The gunmen left the scene with some captives. However, some high-profile guests, who were in attendance such as the Chairman of Bonny Local Government, David Rogers Irimagha, lawmaker representing Bonny Constituency in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Abinye Blessing Pepple, and People’s Democratic Party, PDP Chairman, Daniel Tamunoopudo Buruwi Wilcox, escaped by luck.



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