Unknown gunmen yesterday, June 12, attacked the Bayelsa state government house. The gunmen were suspected to be kidnappers,
whose target was Chinese nationals lodged in the government house. The gunmen were said to have gained access to the government house through the waterways behind the complex to perpetuate the act. It is also alleged that the Chinese nationals, who were six in number, were woken up by the invasion of the gunmen some minutes before midnight.
A source in the government house who narrated what happened said: “One of the Chinese nationals was bold enough to tackle one of the kidnappers and disarm him. “The Chinese national later opened fire and the sporadic gunshot attracted heavy security presence at the main entrance of the government house.”