- A gang of armed men on Tuesday, December 24, attacked the home of former president Goodluck Jonathan in Bayelsa
- The gang, during the attack, killed one of the soldiers who were on guard duty at Jonathan's home
- However, the attackers were driven away by other soldiers who intervened and killed three of the assailants
Emerging reports indicate that some gunmen on Tuesday, December 24, attacked the Otuoke residence of former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan located in the Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state.
According to an eyewitness, the attackers came to the former president's house, having gained access to the area through a nearby river on speedboats and succeeded in killing one of the soldiers who were on guard duty, The Nation reports.
The eyewitness revealed: “Armed men who came in about five boats attacked the home of former president Jonathan.
“A security officer attached to the former president was killed and about three of the gunmen were shot dead.”
However, a resident of Ogbia revealed that the situation has been brought under control following the efforts of other soldiers who subdued the onslaught of the gunmen and in the process, killed three of them.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ben Ukpebi, the chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Cross River, who was recently kidnapped, had finally regained his freedom.
Ukpebi's freedom from the den of those who kidnapped him happened after his family members paid a ransom of N5 million as opposed to the initial N20 million demanded.
Legit.ng gathered that the Nigeria police in the state said in the morning of Wednesday, December 18, that Ukpepi was actually kidnapped.
Ukpepi was abducted in his residence in Akpabuyo local government area of Cross River state, according to the police.
The spokesperson of the police in the state, DSP Irene Ugbo, gave the information in reaction to earlier reports of the NLC chairman's disappearance.
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