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Just In: Commotion In Otuoke As Armed Men Attack Fmr. President Jonathan’s home, kill one soldier, injure others

Valentine Chinyem



Unknown armed men have reportedly attacked the home of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Otuoke, Bayelsa State.

Sources in Otuoke, Bayelsa State who confirmed attack, said the gunmen who struck at about 3am, killed one soldier, injured one while another one was taken away to an unknown destination.

The former President was said to be at home at the time of the attack, but was unhurt, as the attackers were repelled.

Consequently, all roads in Otuoke/Otuaba is currently blocked by military personnel, with movement of residents restricted.

Another source, the two soldiers stationed behind the house confronted the armed men upon sighting them.

“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.”

Scene of the incident