March 4, will be remembered by journalists in Bayelsa State as a 'Black monday'. 

The news about the sudden demise of a State Government House photographer, Mr Reginald Dei, has thrown his colleagues into mourning mood.

Mr Dei was allegedly shot on February 23, by gunmen in military uniform alongside the leader of People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Oweikorogha community, Mr Seidougha Taribi.

While Dei was unconscious and rushed to Gloryland Hospital in Yenagoa, where he was admitted at the intensive Care Unit (ICU), Mr Taribi died on the spot.

Some family, friends, government officials and colleagues had visited him before his demise.

Weeping, a journalist, Mrs Adaku Ezuwotei, told Bounce News that Dei, was a good and jovial man.

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"I first met him during a march against cultism in the state capital last year.

He helped me climb into a moving hilux for better coverage and fixed my camera for me.

"He was always smiling.

"May God console us," she prayed.

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A security officer at the  Government House, Mr Pastor Oweikuro, explained that the deceased was a kind hearted man.

"He was a cheerful, hardworking man.

"I will miss the way he used to wave and greet me whenever we meet at the gate.

"May his killers be cut down in their prime," he cursed.

The police spokesman in the state, Mr Asinim Butswat, confirmed the death of the journalist to Bounce News, but, however, said no arrest had been made in connection to the deaths.

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