Soldiers Bombard Bayelsa Villages, Burn 50 Houses

Soldiers Bombard Bayelsa Villages, Burn 50 Houses

…ex-militant abducted, several injured

Sam Oluwalana

Reports from Bayelsa State has claimed that several houses have been razed in the Toru-Ndoro community, in Ekeremor Local Government area the state.

The soldiers were said to have shelled the community for about ten hours between the hours of 10pm on Saturday and 7 am on Sunday morning.

About 50 houses were said to have been burnt, while several residents were said to have injured  by the rampaging soldiers, who were claimed to be on a reprisal attack over the beheading of their colleagues last week by some ex-militants, operating in the Ndoro axis.

Although, the details are still sketchy at the moment, several lives were said to have been lost on the burning spree of the unruly soldiers. Of note was the abduction of  Mr. Bonny Gawei, an ex-militant leader from Ogulagha Kingdom, Delta State who said to have accompanied the beheaded security operative to Ndoro on a peace mission, when they were attacked by the hoodlums, last week. His where about is still unknown as at the time of filing this report.