One dead as gunmen attack Jonathan’s home town


Unknown gunmen on Tuesday attacked the hometown of former President, Goodluck Jonathan in Bayelsa State, South-South Nigeria.

The assailants reportedly came in about five engine boats in a bid to steal a gunboat belonging to the military stationed at the creek, behind the home of the former President.

They then stormed the security post in Otuoke, which is about 100 metres away from Jonathan’s residence, but met resistance by soldiers who engaged them in a firefight. 

A statement by the Media Adviser to Jonathan, Ikechukwu Eze, confirmed the attack which he said occurred by 1:30 am. 

He said that the military overpowered the criminals, forcing them to retreat, but one soldier was killed in the fight while another was injured. 

Eze added that the former President has condoled with the family of the deceased soldier, the military and has urged the concerned security authorities to swing into action and bring the culprits to book. 

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