Gunmen attack home of Jonathan’s aide, abduct monarch

Posted by Arodiegwu Eziukwu, Yenagoa | 14 October 2015 | 2,448 times

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The Bayelsa Police Command today confirmed the attack by gunmen on the residence of an aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan and kidnap of a traditional ruler in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa.

According to a statement from Police Spokesman Asinim Butswat, the gunmen injured a police guard and dispossessed him of his riffle.

Butswat said: “On Tuesday October 13, at about 1820hrs, a black Lexus Jeep with registration number unknown, approached the residence of Hon Waripamowei Dudafa, at Okaka, Yenagoa LGA.

“The occupants of the Lexus Jeep, fired gunshots at the Policemen on guard duty at the residence.

“The Policemen repelled the attacked successfully. One Police Corporal was wounded and his firearm, an AK 47 was stolen by the gunmen. The Corporal is responding to treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.”

Butswat said that manhunt for the unknown gunmen has been launched while investigation is ongoing.

In another development, unknown gunmen today went to the residence of His Royal Highness, Mr Luckson O Oberike, the Clan Head of Biseni Community, in Biseni, Yenagoa LGA.

The gunmen abducted him and whisked away through IDU waterways, in Rivers State.

Butswat said that Rivers State Police Command has been alerted. Efforts have been intensified to rescue the victim and arrest the abductors.

•Photo shows ex-president Jonathan.

Source: News Express

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