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Gunmen Kill Journalist In Bayelsa

Unidentified gunmen have killed Famous Giobaro, a journalist at the state-owned Glory FM 97.1.

Asinim Butswat, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the tragic incident, but said he did not have full details.

A witness said the gunmen stormed Giobaro’s apartment within a bungalow at INEC Road, Kpasia in Yenagoa, the state capital, around 5am.

The attackers, who reportedly gained access into the compound after scaling the fence with a ladder, were said to have gone straight to Giobaro’s kitchen door, which was pulled down.

Immediately, they entered his bedroom, they shot him on the stomach.

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.

John Angese, NUJ chairman, and Stanley Imgbi, secretary, 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.

-News Agency

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