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How gunmen attacked security post near Jonathan’s house — Ikechukwu Eze

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Jonathan condemns attack

How gunmen attacked security post near Jonathan's house — Ikechukwu Eze
Former President Goodluck Jonathan

By Clifford Ndujihe

Media Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, Tuesday, said a security post near the ex-president’s home in Otuoke was attacked by gunmen

He said in a statement: “A security post stationed near the Otuoke residence of former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele  Jonathan in Bayelsa State was attacked by unknown gunmen early Tuesday morning.

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“The hoodlums who came in about five engine boats stormed the security post located about 100 metres away from former President Jonathan’s residence in his hometown Otuoke by 1:30 am on Tuesday and attempted to take away a  gunboat belonging to the military stationed at the creek beside the residence. They were however resisted by gallant soldiers who engaged them in a firefight.

“The gunmen who couldn’t stand the firepower of the military were forced to beat a retreat. One soldier, unfortunately, lost his life in the fight while another was injured. The injured soldier who is currently receiving treatment at a medical facility in Yenagoa is in a stable state.

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” The former President who was not in Otuoke at the time of the attack, however, returned to his village early this morning to assess the situation.

“Dr. Jonathan promptly condemned the attack and reassured his people that there was no cause for alarm. The former President has also condoled with the  family of the deceased soldier, the military and has urged the concerned security authorities to swing into action and bring the culprits to book.”

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