Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and the governors of Jigawa, Kano, Niger and Adamawa earlier this morning were held hostage in the airport by protestors allegedly loyal to Goodluck Jonathan blocked off the airport.
had earlier arrived in a different flight from the Nation's capital
Abuja around 9a.m could not move out of the VIP lounge of the airport
till the four other governors arrived as he was worried that his convey
might be targeted by the crowd.
Eyewitnesses say that the
protesters came to the airport as early as 7am and by 8 the crowd was
already double its earlier size and had almost taken over the airport
with the police giving them protection.
to the governor said they are worried that a bloody confrontation could
arise should the governors leave the airport as several of the
protesters appear armed.
Opposition parties earlier revealed that
Mr. Jonathan wants to foment a violent confrontation between supporters
of the governor, and those opposed to him so as to give room to declare a
state of emergency in the state,
Last week, five lawmakers led by
an Evans Bipi, who is a close relative of Mr. Jonathan's wife tried
unsuccessfully to hijack the leadership of the Rivers State House of