President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Former President Goodluck Jonathan over an attack on his predecessor’s residence in Otuoke, Bayelsa state.
The Herald gathered that Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, disclosed this in a statement.
The statement read: “President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday put a call to former President Goodluck Jonathan to sympathize with him following an attack by gunmen on his Otuoke, Bayelsa State country residence.
“In the telephone conversation, President Buhari expressed sadness over the “tragic and unfortunate attack,” during which a gallant soldier lost his life.
“While commending the soldiers on guard for bravely repelling the attack, the President condoled with family members as well as officers and men of the Nigerian Army over the loss of one of the guards.
“President Buhari assured that the protection of the life of the former leader and all citizens of the country will continue to be the major preoccupation of his administration.”
Earlier, The Herald reported that unknown gunmen attacked the country home of Former President Goodluck Jonathan in Otuoke Community under Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
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.
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.”