Following the attack launched on Goodluck Jonathan’s residence in Otuoke, Bayelsa state by unknown gunmen, the former president and his wife, Dame Patience, on Saturday evening, December 28, visited Lance Corporal Umar Umar Muttaka, at the Federal Medical Centre in Yenagoa.
The Herald gathered that the corporal was receiving treatments from injuries he sustained during a gun duel with the unknown assailants.
Jonathan earlier disclosed what will happen to the assailants that invaded his residence in the state. The former president in a statement by his spokesperson, Ikechukwu Eze, on Friday, December 27, declared that the gunmen would be arrested and prosecuted.
Jonathan, however, commended the Nigerian military for their gallantry in repelling the attack by engaging the assailants in a fierce gun duel that unfortunately claimed the life of a soldier.”
The statement read: “Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has thanked Nigerians for the continuing show of solidarity and sympathy following the Christmas eve attack by unknown gunmen in his country home in Otuoke, Bayelsa state.
“The former President who stated this while conducting sympathisers round the scene of the attack on Friday also commended the Nigerian military for their gallantry in repelling the attack by engaging the assailants in a fierce gun duel that unfortunately claimed the life of a soldier.”
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