Bayelsa Delegation Visits Families of Shot Cattle Dealers, Condemns Killings


Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa

The Bayelsa State Government Sunday sent a delegation led by Talford Ongolo, the Chief of Staff to the governor, to commiserate with the families of four cattle dealers shot by unidentified gunmen on Saturday.

This comes as the state government has called on the police, the Department of State Service (DSS) and other security agencies to apprehend the killers of prominent cattle dealer, Alhaji Jibril Abdulkarim, and three of his aides who were shot to death at their private abattoir in Yenagoa.

The deceased cattle dealer was a member of the state Committee for the Management and Control of Ranches, and Chairman, Cattle Breeders Association (CBA).

Ongolo, during the visit, condemned the reprehensible act, saying the government was shocked by the incident.

He assured the families of the state’s determination to collaborate with the security agencies to ensure that those behind the heinous act are arrested and brought to justice.

The chief of staff, who was accompanied by top government officials and security chiefs in the state, described Jibril as a peace loving, law abiding and easy going businessman who was a friend to all, including the government.

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