The Rivers State Police command has confirmed that popular Nigeria Artist, Teniola Apata also known as Teni was rescued by security operative unhurt when gunshot rent the air during her performance at an event in Buguma Town, Asari-Toru Local Government Area over the weekend.
The acting spokesperson for the state police command, Grace Iringe-Koko, said the command has started investigation into the incident to ascertain what really happened.
She hinted that police division in Buguma has been mandated to fish out those behind the attack and ensure they are brought to book.
“She was invited for a carnival where she was performing; some miscreants started throwing stones and all that.
“But the police and other security agencies were on ground to ensure nothing happened. The command has started investigation into the incident to ascertain what really happened.
“The police division there in Buguma has been mandated to fish out those behind the attack. We will ensure they are brought to book,” she stated.
It had earlier reported that the A-list female artiste, known for her hit song ‘Your Case’ was performing another hit ‘Super Power’ when gunshot rent the air.
The ear-splitting gunshots sent everyone scampering for safety, as seen in a viral video.
Recall that the Rivers State Police command had ban siren revolving light, spy and covered plate numbers used by criminals and other unauthorized persons to commit crimes and other atrocities in the state.
In a statement signed by the then Police Public Relations Officer, SP Nnamdi Omoni stated that the Commissioner of Police has set up a taskforce headed by ACP Jephthah Nengi to ensure full compliance while grace of one week given as no efforts will be spared in dealing with the violators of the directive.
The statement said the CP appealed to the residents of the state, particularly banks, companies, private individuals and security personnel except those on covert operations to show understanding by complying with the above Directive and immediately remove the unauthorized and prohibited facilities or face Prosecution.