Gunmen In Military Uniform Kill PDP Chieftain

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Gunmen kill traditional ruler, burn over 50 houses

Honourable , a chieftain of the (PDP) in State, was shot and killed by gunmen who were allegedly wearing military camouflage.

Ogbolosingha, 53, was the secretary of the Okordia/Zarama Cluster Development Board and an administrative officer in the Bayelsa State Civil Service.

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A few hours after releasing his unwell wife from the hospital, he was allegedly assassinated.

The event caused chaos in the neighborhood of Mechanic Village along the Edepie-Imiringi route in Yenagoa, the state capital.

It was discovered that community members’ attempts to erect a barrier and impede the attackers’ escape were unsuccessful.

Speaking about the situation, some people voiced their worries about the rising number of violent murders and kidnappings carried out by gunmen, typically driving tinted automobiles and wearing military uniforms.

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They pleaded with the military officials to repair their reputation by working with the police to stop the despicable trend.

According to reports, three masked gunmen wearing military uniforms entered Imiringi Road at Block Industry Street and shot their victim at close range in the head and other areas of his body.

Additionally, it was learned that Ogbolosingha’s murder might not be unrelated to the recent deaths of two of his community’s notable leaders in Kalaba, Okordia/Zarama, which was the scene of a major communal issue.

Chief Francis Kolubo, the community’s paramount ruler, and Chief Samuel Oburo, the chairman of the community development committee (CDC), were brutally murdered last month for allegedly refusing to give in to some residents who wanted to build an illegal refinery in order to engage in illicit oil bunkering activities.

According to a security source, the State Government is considering a suggestion calling for an immediate resolution of the crisis engulfing the Kalaba community in order to stop further violent deaths.

Confidential security source: “Some names were mentioned during the Kalaba crisis to stop these atrocities, the state government has been asked to step in.

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“We are hopeful that the government would step up and put an end to the community’s senseless killings. Enough is enough!”

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Asinim Butswat, a Superintendent of Police and spokesman for the Bayelsa Police Command, verified the occurrence.

He said:

“Police officers reacted to a distress call at approximately 1400 hours on Friday, July 22, 2022, indicating that one Odeinyefa Ogbolosingha had been shot at his home on Imiringi Road in Yenagoa by armed individuals.

“The victim was taken by ambulance to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Yenagoa for treatment, but upon arrival at the facility, physicians declared him dead.

Police have started looking into the murder.

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