Ex-Militant, Ateke Tom Survives Assassination Attempt

An unidentified man has been reported dead following an assassination attempt on the life of the Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom in Okirika Local Government Area of Rivers State, His Royal Majesty, King Ateke Tom.
The 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.