Gunmen kill Bayelsa NULGE chieftain

Gunmen on Friday shot and killed the Southern Ijaw branch Chairman of the National Union of Local Government Employees, Mr. Okaye Igali.

DSP Asinim Butswat, the spokesman of the state Police Command, confirmed the murder to newsmen on Saturday in Yenagoa.

“Igali `m`age 53, was shot and killed by unknown gunmen, along Ayama Ijaw Road, Southern Ijaw LG on Friday.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the attack was a premeditated murder. The police Tactical Team have swung into action to arrest the culprits and investigation is ongoing,” Butswat said.

Mr Elaye Warifagha, the Secretary, Community Development Committee (CDC) of Ayama-ijaw community told newsmen that “the attack happened in broad daylight; it was a case of assassination by those who claim to know the deceased.

“The victim was on a tricycle going to Ayama-Ijaw water front to board a speed boat to his destination when the gunmen attacked him.”

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