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Gunmen go on rampage, kills PDP chieftain

Hon Odeinyefa Ogbolosingha, a People’s Democratic Party, chieftain in the Edepie suburb of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State has been shot dead by suspected gunmen.

Ogbolosingha was gunned down along the busy mechanic village axis of Edepie-Imiringi road in the outskirts of the state capital Friday afternoon.

Nigeriacrime.com learned that the armed men numbering three were said to have trailed their Ogbolosingha to his abode where he was gunned down.

Though the motive for the killing could not be immediately ascertained, it was nonetheless learned that he was shot in the head at close range.

The deceased Ogbolosingha, a youth leader and staunched member of the People’s Democratic Party was also the Executive Secretary, Okordia/Zarama Cluster Development Board.

The spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the attack.

He said: “Police operatives responded to a distress call at about 2 pm on Friday 22 July 2022, that armed men shot on Odeinyefa Ogbolosingha at his residence at Imiringi road, Yenagoa.

“The victim was rushed to the Federal Medical center Yenagoa for treatment but was confirmed dead. Photographs and other evidence were taken at the scene. The investigation has commenced.”

Recalled that on April 27, gunmen suspected to be hired assassins stormed the residence of a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Frank Oputu and shot him dead in cold blood.

Oputu a critic of the ongoing crisis in the state’s APC, who had also served as State Chairman of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), was murdered at his residence at Bay-Bridge, a suburb of Yenagoa.

A few months back, on May 15, gunmen also killed Mr. Sylvester Ntefre, a former chapter Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

There was an attack in his hometown at Ekparakwa, OrukAnam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state.

The hoodlums stormed Ntefre residence around 8 a.m. dragged him outside of his house and escaped with him through the bush where they eventually shot him dead.

Also on April 11, suspected gunmen, killed Chief Gbenga Ogbara, the Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Atakumosa-East Central local government of Osun State.

Ogbara was shot dead inside his sitting room in Igangan, his hometown at about 112 am.

Over the last couple of months, many politicians from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and People’s Democratic Party have been murdered in cold blood with security agencies doing little or nothing about bringing perpetrators to book.

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