Gunmen have shot dead a student unionist, Mr. Nfiri Sebastine in Bori, in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The late Sebastine was in the Department of Science Laboratory at the Rivers State Polytechnic and, also, the financial secretary of the Ogoni Student’s Network worldwide.
Biafra gathered that the victim, who was a part-time Fuel Station attendant, was shot dead on Saturday evening while discharging his duty at Barry Oil Nigeria Limited, Bori, by the hoodlums.
Reacting to the incident, the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), has condemned the dastardly act, describing it as unlawful.
MOSOP spokesman, Bari-ara Kpalap, appealed to security agencies to track down the perpetrators, stressing that his killing was unjustified.
He said: “We condemn the dastardly act, which was reported to have been executed without provocation.
“We sympathise with the family of the deceased and pray God to give them the fortitude to bear the irredeemable loss.”
DSS operatives invade Reuters’ correspondent residence
Operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, weekend, invaded the home of the correspondent of a foreign news agency, Thomas Reuters, Mr. Tife Owolabi, over alleged suspicious act of espionage and carted away personal computers and electronic working gadgets.
The armed security operatives searched the home of Owolabi, claiming to be acting on order from Abuja.
The DSS men, after the search, left with the working tools of the Reuters’ correspondent.
It was gathered that the invasion of the DSS men followed the invitation extended to him on Friday for a brief chat.
Owolabi was quizzed for hours and released to the state Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Tariyon Akono.
Confirming the development, the Thomas Reuters correspondent, Owolabi, in a text message to newsmen in Yenagoa said: “The DSS men stormed my apartment on Saturday to conduct a search and claimed it was based on the order from Abuja. The DSS men claimed that I am unpatriotic owing to my job and relationship with Thomas Reuters.
“They claimed that they gathered that I sent or planning to send ‘negative’ report to the outside world. I believe it is a deliberate clampdown on international journalists.
“All my working tools, including cameras, laptops, iPad and hard drives are with them. I was asked to report back on Monday.”