On Sunday, some Gunmen suspected to be militants invaded Peremabiri community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
According to reports, the armed men stormed Peremabiri in 50 speedboats and set ablaze about 20 houses.
It was gathered that they did this in a bid to take control of the community from an ex-militant leader, Paul Eris, popularly known as Ogunboss.
This happened after some gunmen had on Christmas day attacked the home of Ogunboss and burnt down his private residence in the community.
Speaking about the sad incident, a source told the Nation;
“As I speak with you many people are still hiding in the bush and many houses have been burnt down. The gunmen came in over 50 speedboats shooting sporadically and gained entrance into the community.
People had no other option than to run into the bush for safety
Our intelligence report has it that the gunmen have vowed to remain in the community and ensure that Ogunbos and his followers never return to the community.
I was told that the Christmas day attack on Ogunbos’s house was to drive him out of the town. And that today’s attack is aimed at taking total control of the community.”