Teni on Gunshot: I’m Thankful to God It Didn’t Turn Out Differently

Artist Teniola Apata, also known as Teni, speaks out about the gunshot incident that disrupted her performance over the weekend in Rivers state.

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Singer Teni thanked God on Monday in an Instagram post for keeping her alive during the ensuing drama, saying it could have been different. PHOTO via @MDUNDO

KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA (https://lifestyleug.com/) — Singer Teni Apata opens up about the Rivers event gunshot and pandemonium that occurred during her performance at the Degema event in Rivers State’s Asari-Toru Local Government Area over the weekend.

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During a performance at the event, Teni, the singer of “Case,” was entertaining fans and music lovers with another hit called “Super Power” when gunshots ripped through the atmosphere, sending people scrambling for shelter.

The singer was led to the back of the stage by security operatives amid the drama. In an Instagram post on Monday, Teni thanked God for keeping her alive, saying things could have been much worse.

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“(It) could have been a different story entirely but I’m grateful to God. Myself and entire team are safe and back home now. Thanks for the calls and messages,” she wrote.

Rivers State Police say they are investigating the incident. In a statement, Grace Iringe-Koko, acting spokesman for the police command, stated that Teni was rescued unharmed by security operatives.

The statement read: “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 the ground to ensure nothing happened. The command has started an 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.”

Social media trended earlier on Monday with a video showing distressed people running around while the musician performed.

At the event located at Buguma Town, Asari-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, people were forced to leave the venue due to sporadic gunshots while Teni was also removed from the stage.

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While this was going on, there were rumours all around that some unknown gunmen had attempted to abduct the singer before her bouncers transported her to safety.

In a statement, Iringe Grace Koko, the Command’s Public Relations Officer , said nobody tried to extort Singer Teni, adding that some miscreants at the venue of the show caused a scene that forced security agents at the venue to fire a few shots to quell the violence.

Command’s Public Relation Officer, Iringe Grace Koko, confirmed there were no attempts to kidnap the singer, but some miscreants who had a disagreement at the venue of the event created a scene that led to security agents spraying shots to stop violence from escalating.

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