Here are pictures showing moments after the Deputy National Chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Chief Francis Doukpola, was attacked by unknown gunmen in Rivers state. The attack which happened on Sunday, September 16th, saw his driver killed after the gunmen opened fire on their vehicle.
It was gathered that the gunmen, who launched their attack between Elele and Isiokpo, near Port Harcourt, Rivers State, shot sporadically at Doukpola’s vehicle.
National Secretary of PANDEF, Dr. Alfred Mulade, who confirmed the attack, said: “Chief Doukpola was on his way to Port Harcourt from Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, to take a flight to Abuja for a scheduled meeting of leaders and elders on behalf of PANDEF, when he was attacked.
“He is alive, but the driver died.”
It was learned that the fierce gunshots attracted policemen and officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, who rushed to the scene and took the South-South leader to a hospital in Port Harcourt.
It was gathered that the killers thought that Doukpola was dead.