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Breaking: Militant leader Kidnapped, one killed in a clash in Bayelsa Community



Some suspected militant groups led by Atala and Igbunu have clashed, killing one and wounding others in Gbaraun Community in Bayelsa state.

It was gathered that a militant leader one Mr. Atala was abducted by Igbunu militant group in the ensuring battle in the area on Wednesday.

The incident happened when two rival militant groups Igbunu and Atala had a field day, shooting sporadically, causing unnecessary panic among residents in the community.

Congress Community Focus gathered that the deceased militant body was still lying on Thursday morning.

A close source said, Mr. Atala was accussed of siphoning money meant for militant leader David but when David demanded for the money, he lied again that if not him and that it was Igbunu(militant) that took the money.

According to the source, this provoked Igbunu to visit Atala at Gbaraun Community to settle the matter but during the discussions, Atala boys shot dead one Igbunu boy and Igbunu immediately reacted, firing two Atala boys and instantly abducted Atala to unknown destination.

The Community has called military and the police authorities to come to the aid of the community to end rancorous situations among militant groups in the area.

When contacted, the Bayelsa police Command’s PRO, he said he is yet to be briefed.

He said, “I have not been inform, but I will get back to you when I have made some contacts”.