Gunmen Kill Journalist In Bayelsa State

Residents Cry Out Over Insecurity In CalabarIt’s a sad news coming from Bayelsa State with a journalist reported to have been shot dead by gunmen suspected to be hired killers, in the early hours of Sunday.

The journalist, Famous Giobaro, was attacked in his house located in a mini estate on INEC Road in Yenagoa, the state’s capital.

The gunmen were said to have broken into Mr Giobaro’s residence, and shot him several times in the stomach at point-blank range, leaving him in his pool of blood without stealing anything.

“They didn’t steal anything and they didn’t go to any other flat, it was a case of assassination. They shot many bullets at the door, they still came to him in the pool of his blood to shoot him many times in the stomach,” a neighbour of the deceased said.

The Bayelsa State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists has condemned the incident, describing it as worrisome and sacrilegious.

The NUJ Chairman in the state, Mr John Angese, said the murder of Giobaro was a big blow to the journalism family in Bayelsa, asking the Police bring his killers to book.

Spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, Mr Asinim Butswat, also confirmed the incident, saying the Police were investigating the murder.

Before his demise, Giobaro worked as a Desk Editor with the Bayelsa State-owned radio station, Glory FM 97.1.

SOURCE: Channels Tv