It might be recalled that the ‘Case’ crooner, who headlines the concert, became already on degree interesting fanatics earlier than a melee suddenly ensued from amongst the crowd..”
The Nigeria Police Force, Rivers State Command has said the organisers of a music live performance in Buguma, Asari-Toru Local Government Area which become disrupted when a popular Nigerian artist, Teniola Apata, popularly referred to as Teni, was acting closing week, did no longer practice for security.
According to Punch, the police additionally denied reviews that its guys fired gunshots that scared the ace artist and disarrayed her overall performance which closed unexpectedly.
It could be recalled that the ‘Case’ crooner, who headlines the concert, was already on degree exciting fans before a melee unexpectedly ensued from among the gang..”
The skirmish which changed into later located to be a false impression among two youths led to a combat and pelting of stones and bottles, forcing the organisers to whisk off Teni to safety.
But the spokesperson of the kingdom Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, while speaking to journalists in Port Harcourt maintained that no police officer fired a gunshot all through the event.
Iringe-Koko stated for a show of such value, the organisers must have applied to the Commissioner of Police for safety, however said the command by no means received any utility or request.
“No police officer from Rivers State Police Command fired any gunshot that day. Normally if they have such an event, they may be speculated to write an software to the Commissioner of Police.
“Then the Commissioner of Police will direct the Area Commander overlaying that Degema axis, whilst the Degema Area Commander will also assign it to the Divisional Police Officer over there at Buguma with the intention to cover that event.
“But there has been no utility of such. The DPO did no longer have any know-how of it. Perhaps the DPO might understand they had an occasion and stated perhaps his men must just walk around on patrol. But there was no utility of such to cowl that occasion,” she explained.
Meanwhile, the entertainers in Rivers State have disregarded claims that the Buguma incident could discourage artists from traveling the oil-wealthy state.
Sole Administrator of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria in Rivers State, Ibitoru Green, popularly called Lady IB, told newshounds in Port Harcourt.
While gazing that once there has been some stage of lack of confidence inside the nation, visitors had been trooping into the nation, a whole lot much less now that the kingdom changed into peaceful and safe, while she brushed off claims that the incident may also had been a cult conflict.
“When there has been some shooting within the kingdom, people have been nonetheless coming to the country, is it now that we no longer have it that they gained’t come? People will nonetheless come because the state is secure,” Green stated..”