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Friday, 18 August 2017

Two killed, injured as armed thugs invade Bayelsa APC secretariat

Two people were Friday killed while a few others were harmed following the intrusion of the secretariat of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State by some outfitted procured hooligans to disturb the introduction of the new Acting Chairman of the gathering, Mr. Joseph Fafi. One of the individual executed was affirmed an APC part from Sagbama Local Government Area while the other was a peddler. Both were hit by flying projectiles amid the trading of gunfire between security agents and the equipped hooligans. A few others managed wounds while endeavoring to bounce the thorn wired fence of the secretariat amid the snapshot of perplexity that wrapped the territory. The jubilee like state of mind at the complex was incidentally stopped at around 10am when the equipped hooligans who camouflaged as gathering dissidents beat the security mounted some separation far from the secretariat made a beeline for the setting. Endeavor to stop the equipped trespassers ‎from getting to the complex by security agents following a caution raised by some gathering individuals prompted the fracas. Sporadic discharges leased the air with individuals running for cover. Talking on the advancement, the individual from the State House of Assembly, Hon. Isreal Sunny-Igoli, communicated concern and denounced some ousted nonconformists inside the gathering as being in charge of the fizzled assault. He stated, "the APC individuals can not be threatened in Bayelsa State. We know and we trust that the gathering is on the way of modifying and enthronement of peace inside its crease. The patrons of the assault will be conveyed to book." The State Leader of the Party and previous Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, who arrived the setting at around 12pm after commonality have been reestablished, told the horde of supporters that the assault on the gathering secretariat is apprehensive and devilish and apologized to individuals from the gathering over the episode. He likewise told the horde of gathering pioneers and reliable, including the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, his running mate amid the last governorship decision, Hon. Wilberforce Igiri, the previous state Acting Governor, Werinipre Seibarugu, that those associated with the assault and their patrons are too little to alarm the individuals from the APC in the state. He included, "the awful days of the gathering are finished." Meanwhile, Comrade Miriki Ebikibina, the Senior Special Assistant on Politics to Governor Seriake Dickson, has portrayed the sporadic shootings by obscure outfitted men at the APC party secretariat in spite of overwhelming security nearness as shocking, lamentable and absolutely unsatisfactory. As indicated by him,"the brutality and the anarchy caused is deplorable in light of the fact that it is coming a day after the meeting of the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo with the state Governors and security officers on loathe discourses and security challenges confronted by states. It is most shocking, unfortunate and absolutely unaccepted as well as talks volume of a gathering exercises in the express" "The APC exercises in Bayelsa are described with viciousness, in this way debilitating and increased the generally peace and quiet, set up by the State Government. The Acting President and the authority of the APC, should call their gathering individuals to request and regard the privilege to peace and opportunity of development of the unprotected subjects of the state, who are approaching their true blue business".