SAHARANEWS – President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday called former President Goodluck Jonathan to sympathize with him following gunmen attack on his Otuoke, Bayelsa State residence.
President Buhari, in the telephone conversation, voiced his sadness over the “tragic and unfortunate attack.”
This was disclosed in a statement sent to SaharaNews by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The statement read in part: “The president, who hailed the soldiers on guard for bravely repelling the attack, condoled with family members as well as officers and men of the Nigerian Army over the loss of one of the guards.
“He assured that the protection of life of the former leader and all citizens of the country will continue to be the major preoccupation of his administration.”
SaharaNews had reported that on Tuesday, a soldier on guard duty was killed as unknown gunmen attacked the courtyard of Jonathan situated close to the bank of the river at Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.
It was gathered that about three of the gunmen were also killed by the soldiers, who foiled their attempt to break into the former president’s house.
The gunmen were said to have come through the river on five speedboats and opened fire on the soldiers.