Sunday, 16 April 2017

Gunmen kill Bayelsa journalist

Some Unidentified gunmen on Sunday killed a
journalist, Mr Famous Giobaro, the Bayelsa Police
Command confirmed. Giobaro, staff of state owned Glory FM 97.1 was
killed by the gunmen in his residence at INEC
Road, Kpasia in Yenagoa, the state capital. The Bayelsa Police Public Relations Officer, DSP
Asinim Butswat, said the command was yet to get
the full detail. A witness said the gunmen stormed Giobaro’s
apartment within a bungalow at about 5am on
Sunday and shot him point blank on the stomach. The attackers had gained access into the
compound after scaling the fence with a ladder. They went straight to Giobaro’s kitchen door, shot
at it and pulled it down to enter the journalist’s
bedroom. Two unidentified men who slept in the apartment
with Giobaro were said to have hidden in the
wardrobe and toilet when the gunmen entered. The attackers did not steal anything and they did
not attack other occupants of the bungalow,
triggering speculations they could be assassins. Bayelsa Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists
(NUJ) described the attack as shocking. NUJ Chairman, Mr John Angese and Secretary, Mr
Stanley Imgbi said Giobaro’s death was a huge loss
to the union. The union asked the Police to investigate the
incident and bring the perpetrators of the
dastardly act to book.

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