Gunmen Attack Ex-Bayelsa Acting Governor, Seibarugu

Chief Wenipreye Seibarugu
Chief Wenipreye Seibarugu

Gunmen suspected to be assassins on Tuesday attacked a ‎former Acting Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Wenipreye Seibarugu.

Seibarugu, whose home at Okaka, Yenagoa, the state capital, was invaded by the gunmen at about 2:00 a.m., sustained injuries and was later rushed to an undisclosed hospital.

The gunmen reportedly scaled the fence of his expansive compound and tried to gain access to his building through the kitchen’s door.

The hoodlums, who were masked, shot sporadically and created panic among occupants of the house and the politician’s neighbours.

Seibarugu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was a two- time Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly and Deputy Governor to former Governor Timipre Sylva.

The gunmen were repelled by security operatives and youths living in some flats in the compound.