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Bayelsa Journalists Protest Killing Of Colleague By Gunmen


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Journalists working at Radio Bayelsa, Glory fm, on Tuesday embarked on a procession round the state capital, Yenagoa, to protest the killing of one of their members, Famous Giobaro, by gunmen on Sunday.

The protesting workers, led by the Director of News and Current Affairs of the station, Timiebi Sammy Ebiye, charged the State government to ensure security of lives and property in the state, while urging the police to fish out the killers of the journalist.

At the premises of the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA, Yenagoa branch, leader of the protest described the killing as wicked.

She expressed worry with the state of insecurity in Yenagoa, and charged the police to begin investigation into the matter.

Also, the General Manager of the Radio Bayelsa, John Idumange, who was part of the procession, said that the management and staff were still in shock over the death of Giobaro, who was until his death an editor with the radio station.

Idumange called on the staff members to come up with useful information that could help the police in cracking the murder and apprehending the perpetrators.

State Chairman of the Radio, Television Theatre and Art Workers Union, RATTAWU, David Emiebor, expressed the condolences of the union to the management and staff of Radio Bayelsa, calling on the police to unravel those behind the dastardly act.

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The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Asinim Butswart had said the police command had commenced investigation into the killing.

Giobaro was said to have been shot dead by suspected assassins who attacked his residential house at about 5 am on Sunday.

He was reportedly shot in the stomach while the attackers left without taking anything from the house neither did they attack any other person in the neighbourhood, fueling speculations that the attack was an assassination rather than armed robbery.

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