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In Bayelsa Journalist assassinated in his bedroom

The victim, who worked at the state-owned Glory FM 97.1, was reportedly killed in his house..

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A journalist, Famous Giobaro was on Sunday, April 16, shot dead by unknown gunmen.

The victim, who worked at the state-owned Glory FM 97.1, was reportedly killed in his house.

According to The Cable, the assailants invaded  Giobaro’s apartment within a bungalow at INEC Road, Kpasia in Yenagoa, the state capital, around 5am.

They were said to have gained access to the compound after scaling the fence with a ladder. They proceeded to his kitchen and pulled down the door. As soon as the armed men entered his bedroom, they shot him in the stomach, the report said.

It was gathered that two other men who were in the house at the time of the attack hid in the wardrobe and toilet.

Reports said that the attackers did not steal anything and they did not attack other occupants of the bungalow, making the incident appear like an assassination.

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Confirming the incident, a spokesman for the state police command, Asinim Butswat said he did not have full details.

The Chairman, Bayelsa council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), John Angese, expressed shock, saying Giobaro’s death was a huge loss to the union.

The union demanded that a thorough investigation be launched into the incident and asked the police to bring the attackers to book.

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