Gunmen reportedly attacked ex-President Goodluck Jonathan‘s country home in Otuoke, Bayelsa State and killed one of the soldiers attacked to the community.
The yet-to-be identified gunmen were said to have stormed the premises at about 3am today 24th December and had started shooting. According to reports, the gunmen came through the river on five speedboats and opened fire on the soldiers manning the ex-president’s property. Unfortunately, one of the soldiers was killed in the crossfire while three of the gunmen were killed. According to a source identified as a close associate to the ex-President’s family, the gunmen had thought Goodluck Jonathan was at his residence after he came visiting, hence, they came for him. “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 gunmen, who came with many motorized boats, were heavily armed but were intercepted by soldiers at the river bank linking the home. Read also: This Is What Really Happened When Former President Goodluck Jonathan Met Buhari At The Presidential Villa 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”, a close associate of the former President reportedly told newsmen. Photos Credit: Getty