Gunmen attack Jonathan’s Bayelsa home, kill one soldier, injure another


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Unknown gunmen have attacked the country home of former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, in Otuoke Community under Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The Herald gathered that the attack happened around 2:00am, when Jonathan decided to move to his Yenagoa home at about the same time.

According to sources, the two soldiers stationed behind the house confronted the armed men upon sighting them.

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He said: “The gunmen were approaching the house when they were sighted by the soldiers. The gunmen calculated wrongly when they went for the military gunboat but it was not mounted.

“The soldiers while engaging the gunmen at the back of the house were not aware that some of the hoodlums were coming into the house on land. Those gunmen on foot shot dead a soldier and shot another in the leg.

“They escaped after sighting reinforcement for the soldiers. The hoodlums abandoned a boat filled with blood. We asked an eyewitness at the jetty and we were told that the gunmen were moving some bodies of their colleague into another boat.” 

Meanwhile, The Herald reported Presidency on Tuesday, November 26, said Former President Goodluck Jonathan was not blackmailed to trade off the November 16 governorship poll in Bayelsa State.The presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, who disclosed this said the  allegation by former Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido that Jonathan traded off Bayelsa is  “false and irresponsible.’’

Shehu said: “It just doesn’t make any sense. people who make wild allegations during interviews should be made to produce the facts backing their claims by editors. A newspaper can be sued for granting space to people who belch false allegations against individuals with no proof.”

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