Gunmen Attack Goodluck Jonathan’s house
A bunch of gunmen on Tuesday attacked the country home of former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, in Otuoke Community under Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The attack, which occurred around 2:00am, came after Jonathan decided to move to his Yenagoa home at about 12:00am.
According to sources, the two soldiers stationed behind the house confronted the armed men upon sighting them.
“The gunmen were approaching the house when they were sighted by the soldiers.
“The gunmen calculated wrongly when they went for the military gunboat but it was not mounted.
“The soldiers while engaging the gunmen at the back of the house were not aware that some of the hoodlums were coming into the house on land. Those gunmen on foot shot dead a soldier and shot another in the leg.
“They escaped after sighting reinforcement for the soldiers.
“The hoodlums abandoned a boat filled with blood. We asked an eyewitness at the jetty and we were told that the gunmen were moving some bodies of their colleague into another boat.”
The police and military had yet to confirm the incident when contacted by SaharaReporters.
Gunmen Attack Goodluck Jonathan’s
DAILY POST REPORTS : Gunmen Attack Goodluck Jonathan’s house
A soldier on guard duty has been reportedly killed as unknown gunmen attacked the courtyard of former President Goodluck Jonathan situated close to the bank of the river at Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.The Nation reports that about three of the gunmen were also killed by the soldiers, who foiled their attempt to break into the former president’s house.The gunmen were said to have come through the river on five speedboats and opened fire on the soldiers.The hoodlums who came in about five engine boats stormed the security post located about 100 metres away from former President’s residence 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 soldiers who engaged them in a fire fight.The gunmen who couldn’t stand the firepower of the military were forced to beat a retreat. One soldier, unfortunately, died in the ensuing gun battle while another was injured.