A man in Oyigbo near Port Harcourt, Rivers State Emeka Ihu, now risks losing his left eye after suspected political thugs assaulted him for challenging their destruction of political campaign billboards in the area.
Mr Ihu who is said to be Rivers All Progressives Congress (APC) Oyigbo Ward 8 Youth Leader, was reportedly stabbed in multiple places around his eye when he confronted political thugs destroying billboards.
The billboards belonged to APC House of Representatives’ candidate for Oyigbo-Tai-Eleme Federal Constituency Gift Okere.
The identity of those who sponsored the destruction of the said billboards remains unknown.
However social media commentator Peter Clever has urged the police in the state to invite a man popularly called ‘Mr No Case’ for questioning over the incident.
In another reaction, one Ojukwu Stephen alleged that the victim was injured by hoodlums for resisting robbery of his personal effects, claiming that Ihu was drunk at the time of the attack.
Mr Stephen claimed that the billboards were destroyed by the weekend’s windy rain.
The police are yet to respond to the incident.