Gunmen Injure Ex-Bayelsa Acting Governor
Gunmen have attacked former Acting Bayelsa State Governor Wenipreye Seibarugu.
Seibarugu's home at Okaka, Yenagoa, the state capital, was invaded on Tuesday by gunmen at about 2am.
The former acting governor sustained injuries in the attack and he was taken to the hospital for treatment. The gunmen reportedly scaled the fence of his expansive compound and tried to gain access into the main building through the kitchen’s door.
The hoodlums, who were said to be masked, shot sporadically creating panic among occupants of the house and the politician’s neighbours.
Seibarugu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was also a two- time Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, and deputy governor to former Governor Chief Timipre Sylva.
The gunmen were said to have been repelled by security operatives and youths, living in some flats in the compound.
Seibarugu was injured on his left arm following the confusion arising from the attack.
Scores of APC members and stalwarts of the party have since trooped to his house to sympathise with him.
Seibarugu, described the attack as “worrisome” and wondered the motive behind the incident.
“l don’t know what they were looking for in my house but we were able to repel them. They tried to gain access into my main building through the kitchen door”, he said.
Policemen from the Ekeki Divisional Headquaters led by a DPO visited the house at about 4.30pm to assess the scene of the crime.
Prior to the incident, gunmen attacked homes of two stalwarts of APC, former acting Governor, Nestor Binabo and Dikivie Ikiogha, erstwhile Chief of Staff to Governor Seriake Dickson.