Teni Apata, the Nigerian singer, says the gunshot incident at an event where she performed in Port Harcourt, Rivers state was not a case of attempted kidnap as claimed.


The ‘Hustle’ singer had fled the stage after violence broke out while she was performing over the weekend in Buguma Town, Asari-Toru LGA of the state.

The incident, which led to a stampede, disrupted the event as music lovers at the venue scampered for safety.

Some reports had claimed that the gunshot scare was a kidnap attempt on the ‘Case’ crooner.


But in a post via her Instagram story, Teni said the stampede was due to a fight at the event venue, not a kidnap attempt.

“It all happened so fast. There was no incidence of attempted kidnap. A fight started out backstage and that led to a stampede,” she wrote.

The musician had earlier appreciated God for safety, adding that it could have been a different story.


“(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 had said.

The state police command also said an investigation into the matter has commenced.

“The command has started an investigation into the incident to ascertain what really happened,” Grace Iringe-Koko, the command’s acting spokesperson, said.

“The police division there in Buguma has been mandated to fish out those behind the attack. We will ensure they are brought to book.”


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