…escapes death by whiskers
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, escaped death by the whiskers as unknown gunmen attacked his Otuoke home in the wee hours of Tuesday, shortly after he left for Yenagoa, Bayelsa capital.
Jonathan had left Otueke for his Yenagoa home just before midnight, as the gunmen invaded his house at 3.00am.
“The gunmen assumed that he was in the Otueke residence, having seen him visiting thrice on Monday till late. His movements confused the assailants,” a close associate said.
He told newsmen:“The gunmen, who came with many motorized boats, were heavily armed but were intercepted by soldiers at the river bank linking the home.
“But they shot and killed one of the soldiers instantly, while one is in critical condition.
“But the soldiers fought back and killed no fewer than two of the attackers, whose bodies were taken away by the fleeing gunmen.”
He expressed gratitude to God that the former President “is safe and alive”, saying our hearts go for the families of the soldier killed.”