- The residence of former Bayelsa governor, Seriake Dickson, was attacked by gunmen on Wednesday night, November 18
- The gunmen shot dead one of the policemen guarding the residence
- Meanwhile, the state's police command has said a detailed statement regarding the ugly incident will be released later
Gunmen have attacked the residence of the former governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson, in Toru-Orua, Sagbama local government area of the south-south state.
The Punch reports that the gunmen shot dead a policeman during the attack.
The criminals were said to have invaded the former governor's compound through the Forcados River on Wednesday night, November 18.
The slain officer was among a team of police personnel guarding the former governor’s home.
The police command in Bayelsa state said it would come up with a detailed statement on the incident later.
Dickson is the immediate past governor of Bayelsa state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng recalls that about a year ago, the residence of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Bayelsa state was also attacked by gunmen.
On Tuesday, December 24, 2019, the gunmen attacked the residence of the former president in Otuoke, 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.
Reacting, Jonathan who was not in Otuoke at the time of the incident, condemned the attack and urged security authorities to swing into action to bring the culprits to book.
The former president also condoled with the family of the deceased soldier and the Nigerian military.
However, almost one year after, it is not clear if the Nigeria police have arrested those behind the attack.
In other news, the governor of Bayelsa state, Duoye Diri, has expressed joy over the ruling of the Supreme Court in Abuja that which upheld his election as the as chief executive of the state.
Diri in reaction to the apex court's ruling on Wednesday, November 18, noted that Bayelsa State does not need further distractions from politicians.
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