October 1, 2023

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Bayelsa: Another Nembe Community Invaded

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Even when the Opu-Nembe people of Bayelsa State are yet to recover from the atrocities caused by the invading team of policemen, the Ogbolomabiri community of Nembe has also been invaded by the same IGP squad called SWAT.

Beginning from Wednesday afternoon, the squad went into some homes in search of targeted natives.


The squad was said to have been accompanied by loyalists of a former militant from the state.

The team reportedly arrived Ogbolomabiri about 1.30pm in five Hilux vehicles and was there till about 3pm.

They were said to have raided the residence of one Chief Amabebe Ikiba, destroying the doors and ransacking his home for about an hour before going to the family compound of a former Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (rtd), where they reportedly shot sporadically for 30 minutes.

They also went to Obolomabio, another section of the community and started shooting in in the direction of Bassambir.

The SWAT team had on Saturday, August 12, invaded Opu-Nembe alongside suspected hooligans, even though the police denied the involvement of unknown gunmen in military camouflage.

A former lawmaker from the community who spoke with TNN on Wednesday night said the natives were currently living in fear and that many of them had fled the community for fear of stray bullets or random arrest.

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