Some armed men have attacked the country home of the former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on the 24th of December 2019. The house, located in Otuoke, Ogbia local government area in Bayelsa State was attacked by some unknown gunmen around 3 am today.
The gunmen started firing gunshots the moment the got to the residence,
It was reported that the armed men gained access to the vicinity of the ex-president’s area through the river situated around the property. They came on five speedboats and engaged the military officials guarding the president’s property.
The gunmen killed one (1) of the soldiers, while the soldiers killed three (3) of the gunmen.
See a statement surrendered by one of the aides of the former president as reported by LIB:
“The gunmen assumed that he was in the Otueke residence having seen him visiting thrice on Monday till late. His movements confused the assailants,” the close associate of former president said.
The gunmen, who came with many motorized boats, were heavily armed but were intercepted by soldiers at the river bank linking the home. But they shot and killed one of the soldiers instantly while one is in critical condition but the soldiers fought back and killed no fewer than two of the attackers whose bodies were taken away by the fleeing gunmen. We thank God that the former President is safe and alive, while our hearts go for the families of the soldier killed” the family source said
The state police command is yet to comment on the attack.