One killed, others injured in Bayelsa communal clash

One killed, others injured in Bayelsa communal clash

- Youths of Oruma and Otu-Asiga communities engaeged in a violent faceoff on Saturday, January 4

- The clash led to the death of at leastone person and left many others injured

- The police command in the area is yet to release a statement on the development

A violent faceoff between Oruma and Otu-Asiga communities in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa on Saturday, January 4, led to the death of at least one person.

The faceoff was characterised by machete fight among youths in the area that left a lot of persons from both communities injured, The Nation reports.

Recall that had reporetd that Governor Seriake Dickson's reaction to the recent attack on former President Goodluck Jonathan's home in Otuoke, Bayelsa state, had sparked controversy.

The Bayelsa state governor had allegedly believed that Jonathan worked against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to ensure the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state's last governorship election.

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While other dignitaries expressed concern and sympathised with Jonathan over the attack, Governor Dickson's statement concerning the incident, according to observers, opened up suspicions that the Bayelsa governor had not forgiven the former president over his alleged role in the election.

Political Ijaw leaders in the state were concerned that Governor Dickson's reaction to the incident was conspicuously delayed and when he eventually reacted, he did not mention Jonathan's name.

A statement released by his aide only condemned in "condemned in strong terms the attack on a military post in Ogbia local government area of the state".

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Dickson in the statement called on the police and other security agents to ensure those behind the attacks were brought to justice. ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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