- Former president Goodluck Jonathan has spoken on the attack on his country home on December 24
- Jonathan thanked Nigerians for sympathising with him over the incident
- The former president also commended the military over the gallantry of its men during the attack
Former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday, December 27, spoke about the Christmas eve attack on his country home in Otuoke, Bayelsa state.
Jonathan, who posted his message on social media, thanked Nigerians for their outpouring of sympathy following the attack.
He also expressed gratitude to the Nigerian military for what he described as the gallantry of its men during the incident as citizens prepared for the Christmas.
"Thank you Nigerians and all well-wishers for your solidarity and sympathy following the Christmas eve attack by unknown gunmen in my country home in Otuoke, Bayelsa state.
"I 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," Jonathan said.
See his post below:
Legit.ng had reported how some gunmen on Tuesday, December 24, attacked the Otuoke residence of the former president located in the Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state.
The report quoted an eyewitness as saying that the attackers came to the former president's house, having gained access to the area through a nearby river on speedboats.
The gunmen also succeeded in killing one of the soldiers who were on guard at the area.
“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," the witness said.
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