Tension In Bayelsa Community As Gunmen Kill Ruler

Tension In Bayelsa Community As Gunmen Kill Ruler

Fear and tension have enveloped Kalaba community in Yenagoa Council of Bayelsa State over the killing of their paramount ruler, Chief Francis Kolubo, and Community Development Committee (CDC) Chairman, Samuel Oburo, by unknown gunmen.Information Guide Nigeria

THE GUARDIAN reports that the killing of the ruler and the CDC chairman may not be unconnected with the lingering chieftaincy dispute and their reported opposition to plans by some crude oil thieves to set up a bunkering camp in the area.

According to reports gathered, the deceased ruler was abducted from his palace on Sunday to an unknown destination.

He was dealt several machete blows, particularly a deadly cut at the back of his neck close to the spinal cord and the CDC chairman was dragged out of his house and brutally killed in his backyard.Jamb Result

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However, a source claimed the deceased traditional ruler had been at loggerheads with some prominent indigenes over the move to conduct election that will produce a successor to the throne due to the rotational agreement after four-year tenure.

According to THE GAURDIAN, the deceased was accused of securing a court injunction and a state government order stopping the election.

It was also gathered that all efforts to conduct election after the community election committee had sold forms and screened two persons were frustrated by the deceased monarch.

As reported by THE GUARDIAN, the spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the killings.

Asinim Butswat added that the corpse of the monarch was found at Ikarama community and that the police are investigating the development.

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Idongesit Akpa-Ayang

Idongesit is a graduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo. Currently working as a news reporter at InfoGuide Nigeria.

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