Some unidentified gunmen on Sunday
killed a journalist, Famous Giobaro, the
Bayelsa Police Command confirmed.
Mr. Giobaro, staff of state owned Glory
FM 97.1 was killed by the armed persons
in his residence at INEC Road, Kpasia in
Yenagoa, the state capital.
The Bayelsa Police Public Relations
Officer, Asinim Butswat, said the
command was yet to get the full details of
A witness said the gunmen stormed Mr.
Giobaro’s apartment within a bungalow
at about 5a.m. on Sunday and shot him
point blank on the stomach.
The attackers had gained access into the
compound after scaling the fence with a
They went straight to Mr. Giobaro’s
kitchen door, shot at it and pulled it
down to enter the journalist’s bedroom.
Two unidentified men who slept in the
apartment with Mr. Giobaro were said to
have hidden in the wardrobe and toilet
when the gunmen entered.
The attackers did not steal anything and
they did not attack other occupants of the
bungalow, triggering speculations they
could be assassins.
The Bayelsa Council of the Nigeria Union
of Journalists, NUJ, described the attack as
The NUJ Chairman, John Angese, and
Secretary, Stanley Imgbi, said Giobaro’s
death was a huge loss to the union.
The union asked the Police to investigate
the incident and bring the perpetrators of
the dastardly act to book.