Attack on Igbo traders in Bayelsa State

Igbo traders residing in Bayelsa are currently facing attacks by the indigenes of Biogbolo, Opolo and Okutukutu area of the state.

It was gathered that the attack, which started on Monday was triggered by the death of one Faith, 18, who was said to have been lured into an hotel by one Tochukwu who allegedly stabbed her while trying to cut off her breast.

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Abacityblog reporter gathered that residents of the area were irked over the development and mobilised to attack Igbo traders. However, policemen drafted to the area were able to stop ithe rate residents.

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But, a report from Dailysun gathered that Opolo and Biogbolo youths mobilised yesterday morning and attacked Igbo traders, destroying goods and property while some hoodlums seized the opportunity to loot.

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An attempt by some Igbo traders to resist the attack resulted into a full blown clash with Opolo and Biogbolo youths brandishing dangerous weapons and chased out the Igbo residents.

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Meanwhile, the state government has ordered a security reinforcement and deployment of soldiers to ensure peace returns to the area.

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Policemen were seen removing barricade mounted by the angry youths, while soldiers had been deployed to Tombia roundabout.

Also, it was gathered that a meeting that would include the chiefs, youth groups and Igbo community leadership would be convened soon.

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