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Calm has finally been restored to Peremabiri Community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa, following the intervention of the government after a period of violence in the past week.

Some yet to be identified gunmen had attacked the community on Sunday for the second time in about a week, shooting sporadically and burning down residential buildings.

It was gathered that rival armed gangs were striving for control of the area, hence the violence which prompted the Police  Command in the state to foster peace among the critical stakeholders.


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Gov. Douye Diri, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, on Monday, said the government had since commenced investigations into the attack and would spare no effort to unravel those behind it.

Diri  said he had directed the suspension of recognition of any chief or leader in the community,  pending the conclusion of investigations into the crisis.

The governor  urged  residents to be calm as he had equally directed  security agencies to ensure adequate protection for everyone in the community. (NAN)

 


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