On Sunday, armed men suspected to be sea pirates invaded Okoloba, the hometown of late Oronto Douglas, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. Okoloba is in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The invaders carted away valuables and forced indigenes to scamper into the bush for safety.
Armed with sophisticated weapons, the bandits reportedly raided shops, business outlets, and homes in the community.
A community leader who didn't want to be named says a crime like this is now prominent in Yenagoa and its environs as residents have results to the self-help by forming vigilante groups to curb robbery and kidnapping incidents.
Also speaking Chief Romani Jarius lde, the regent of the community, confirmed the invasion and said the gunmen took their time and spent over two hours raiding the community without a response from security agencies located in the area.
According to Jairus Ide, "the armed men arrived on Sunday at about 10.30am on and left at about 1 pm. Most of the youths, who attempted to resist the raid were injured, while others took refuge in the bush."
He revealed that some of the wounded indigenes have been moved to hospitals while a search party has been organized to identify and find those missing.
A prominent Female trader, Obababe Topman, whose shop is located close to the waterside of the community, was dispossessed of over N1.2million.
The gunmen also carted away generators, Refrigerators, and food stuff fuelling the suspicion that they may be planning on opening new operational camps in the region.