There was a commotion in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital on Wednesday night following the invasion of popular Tombia the area by some suspected cultists armed with guns and dangerous weapons leading to the killing of one person.
The incident, which occurred at about 7 pm on Wednesday led to a stampede and injury to many market women with passersby disposed of valuables.
Some of the victims told newsmen that the boys shot sporadically into the air and attack anyone on their part. The only resistance came from some vigilante group along the Brass road who prevented the boys from entering the street.
Contacted on the development, the spokesperson of the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat confirmed the killing of one person but said no official report was made about the injured persons.
Reacting, a business owner in the area and former Security Adviser to the state government, Mr.Perekeme Kpodoh, confirmed to newsmen that the security situation in the Tombia area and other parts of the state is worrisome and pathetic.
Kpodoh, who expressed disgust at the noticeable laxity in the security architecture of the state, called on the administration of Governor Douye Diri to do the right thing before many residents die from armed attacks.