In Nigeria: Gunmen in military uniform shoot PDP chieftain dead

Unidentified gunmen allegedly dressed in military camouflage yesterday shot dead a youth’s leader and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Odeinyefa Ogbolosingha.

Ogbolosingha, 53, was an Administrative Officer in Bayelsa State Civil Service and Secretary, Okordia/Zarama Cluster Development Board.

He was said to have been killed a few hours after discharging his ailing wife from the hospital.

The incident, which occurred along the Mechanic Village area along Edepie-Imiringi Road in Yenagoa, the state capital, led to pandemonium in the area.

It was learnt that attempts by angry youths of the community to create a blockade and slow down the escape of the assailants failed.

Some of the residents, who spoke on the development, expressed concern over the increasing cases of violent killings and kidnapping being perpetrated by gunmen usually dressed in military uniforms with tinted cars.

They called on the military authorities to salvage their image by assisting the police to stem the ugly trend.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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