Panic In Bayelsa As Unknown Soldier Runs Amok, Kills Colleague



There was panic among security agencies in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital following the killing of a solder by his colleague whose identities were not yet known

The incident happened about 11:00 pm on Monday night at Olopa Junction, very close to Bayelsa state Government House.

Although the details of the incident were still sketchy, sources said the culprit may have been drunk.

The source said, “The soldier shot his colleague and the colleague died instantly. The incident happened on Monday night around 11:00 pm at Olopa junction.
Superior officers said he was drunk at the time. But the soldier has been remanded in the police cell. But the identities of the deceases and his killerwere not yet known.
But they were attached to the police station in Olopa junction close to Bayelsa State Government House.”

When contacted,the Spokesperson of Bayelsa State Police Command, Mr. Alex Akhigbe confirmed the killing.

He said, “I am aware that there was an incident of that nature yesterday (Monday) night. It is a purely military affair and I will advise that you direct your enquiries to the military authorities if you want to get more details.”

The spate of extra-judicial killings have become worrisome to the National Human Rights Commission.

Already, the commission has indicated its intention to investigate the allegation of extra-judicial killings by Amnesty International contained in its report.

The Executive Secretary of NHRC, Prof. Bem Angwe, according to a statement issued on his behalf by the commission’s Chief Press Officer, made the assurance while receiving a team of AI led by its UK Secretary, Nicola Duckworth, adding that the commission would do a thorough work on the report.

Details of killing later…



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