At least one person was murdered when unidentified gunmen stormed a military checkpoint in Ogboinbiri Community near a Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) wellhead in the Seibou oil field in Bayelsa State’s Southern Ijaw Local Government area.
Three hours of gunfire resulted in the death of one of the suspected militants.
According to community sources, gunmen assaulted the military checkpoint in three boats and opened fire on the soldiers.
Soldiers on duty at SPDC engaged the armed individuals in a gun duel.
”The soldiers shot dead one of the boys but one of the soldiers was wounded. The soldier is identified as Job and his rifle was taken away.”a source said