A middle aged man has reportedly stabbed a supporter of President Muhammad Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Effurun area of Warri, Delta State, over the President’s victory at the presidential election petition tribunal.
Elvis Omoiri, who is currently battling for his life, was said to have been stabbed by an angry neighbour, identified as Best Uduophori, who runs a bar.
Omoiri was allegedly stabbed multiple times with a broken bottle after an ensuing argument between him an Uduophori, over the President’s tribunal victory on Wednesday.
According to reports, his attacker is believed to be a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) member.
The victim is said to be struggling to survive at an undisclosed hospital over injuries he sustained on his neck, head and other body parts.
According to APC supporter in the state, MC Paul, who confirmed the incident in a social media post on Friday, said: “I have just received report of an attempted murder of one Elvis Omoiri by a neighbour, Best Uduophori who runs a beer parlor in Okoloba, Effurun, Uvwie LGA, Delta State, over a mere political argument. What are we turning politics into in this country? You want to kill someone over Buhari and Atiku tribunal matter? This is animalistic!
“You break a bottle and stab a fellow countryman almost to the point of death over APC and PDP matters? So, someone doesn’t have right to personal opinion again in Nigeria?
“Just few days ago, we were all against South Africans for Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians. Today, it is a Nigerian that seems not to value the life of a fellow Nigerian. This is very disgusting, cruel, callous, mean and most condemnable.”
He however called on the Nigeria Police to thoroughly investigate the matter and see through to the prosecution of the attacker, further disclosing the Warri Area Command has been briefed.
“I learnt the matter has been reported to the Area Commander in Warri and that the Police are on the lookout for the guy, who is said to be at large at the moment.
“The Nigerian Police Force should do everything in its power to arrest the accused at once and properly investigate this matter. Justice needs to be served and fast. Until we get serious by taking strict measures against crimes like this, Nigeria will not be safe for anyone. The perpetrator of this heinous attack should be punished accordingly,” he added.
The State Commissioner of Police, Adeyinka Adeleke, could not confirm the report, as he said he had not been briefed of the incident.