- Unknown gunmen attacked the Bayelsa home of Mr Seriake Dickson on Wednesday, November 18
- The former Bayelsa state governor has reacted to the news of the attack
- Dickson who is also contesting for the upcoming senatorial election in his district, lamented the killing of a policeman during the attack
Former Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson has reacted to the attack on his country home by unknown assailants.
Dickson, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Bayelsa West Senatorial District by-election, expressed shock over the incident in a message posted on his official Facebook page.
He also lamented over the loss of a policeman keeping watch over his home during the attack.
“I received with shock, the sad news that gunmen attempted to invade my country home in Toru-Orua at midnight on Wednesday. Sadly, the failed attack which led to an exchange of gunfire between the criminals and police officers resulted in the death of a policeman.
“I condole with the immediate family of the late policeman, the Inspector General of Police, the Bayelsa state commissioner of police, and the entire police team on the death of the gallant policeman who was killed.
“My family and I were not in the compound during the attack as we have been away in Abuja and Yenagoa for about three weeks.
“I call on my supporters across the Ijaw nation to give any relevant information to the police to aid their investigation into the crime and I urge everyone to remain calm and await the outcome of the police investigation.”
The former governor has been campaigning for his election into the Nigerian Senate in the last few weeks.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the gunmen attacked the residence of the former governor in Toru-Orua, Sagbama local government area of the south-south state.
The criminals were said to have invaded the former governor's compound through the Forcados River on Wednesday night, November 18.
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