Residents flee Bayelsa community after militants behead security official

Bayelsa on Nigerian map
Bayelsa on Nigerian map

Residents have reportedly fled Ndoro community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa for fear of invasion by security agents following alleged beheading of a security operative by militants.

Our correspondent learnt on Friday that the murdered security official was negotiating with militants in the area to surrender their arms.

According to a resident, the community was thrown into apprehension on Monday “after the lifeless body of the ‘security emissary’ was seen in the community without his head.

The source said the victim could not be identified because he was in plain clothes.

“The community has been deserted as we speak due to fear of imminent manhunt for the militants behind the dastardly act,” the resident said.

However, the Bayelsa State Government on Friday called on the fleeing members of the community to return home, saying everything was under control.

Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the state Commissioner for Information, said Governor Seriake Dickson had held a meeting with security chiefs, officials of the military high command, and leaders of the community over the incident.

The Commissioner said the member representing Sagbama/Ekeremor federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Fred Agbedi, also attended the meeting.

Mr. Iworiso-Markson, in statement on Friday, said the meeting resolved that the military should move into the community to return normalcy, while the government begins a peace process.

“His Excellency Governor Seriake Dickson met with very senior security chiefs and the military high command as well as leaders and key stakeholders to decide on the steps to take and it was agreed that the military will move in to provide the needed peace. ‎

“So we call on all those who have fled the community to return. There is no cause to be scared as government has intervened to ensure that the situation is brought under control,” the statement read in part.

The government called on all who had fled the community to return home, assuring that with the presence of the military they could go about their normal businesses.

The government said the situation had been brought under control by the state government’s quick intervention, while expressing regret over the incident.


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  • Nwa_Africa

    Evil Bayelsa people sucking blood

  • Right Minded

    You want the people to return to their homes with the presence of the animals called Nigerian military, so that they can be molested, raped and eventually killed by these animals. I would advice the residence to please still keep away from the community because these animals will definitely revenge the killing of their colleague, even if nobody was killed, they would still kill innocent people. Animals in human skin!

    • Shahokaya

      You killed the Security officer in cold blood and yet still refer the Nigerian army as animals. Poor you, they were non poisonous dancing snakes that sent your cownu into exile. For the cold blooded killing the snake will move aside and allow the lion to deal with you.

      • Otile

        What was the creep doing in Bayelsa, securing crude oil for the parasitic fulanis? Security officer my foot.

        • Shahokaya

          Was it because they were parasites that you were crying all over the place when they gave you quite notice?

        • Galantman

          Another coward. Lazy soul. Depending on oil instead of looking for job. Real parasite

  • kenmege

    Why would they behead a security man sent by his unit to negotiate peace? Of course,nobody would be surprised that they are running from that community. The only answer is total corporation with the security agencies to fish out the perpetrators. Otherwise,the outcome is predictable and would probably not be a good one for that community. This is Naija,it’s wisdom to not provoke our security men unnecessarily by killing one of their own. Very silly.

  • Nigbati

    What they did that for? I guess an invitation for a dance in the creek, but make sure you show up for the party now, mr, tompolo. We are tired for a no show like mr Kanu, and them.

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  • ijelejames

    Why behead a fellow human being in the name of militancy? These so called militants should be wiped out. They are evil. They are animals not human beings. Lazy men parading themselves as militants.

  • Ikechukwu Okeke

    From which tribe was the said security agent from?