Few hours before commencement of accreditation of voters for the 2015 Bayelsa state governorship election, the country home of the Minister of state for Agriculture and Director-General of the Sylva/Igiri campaign organisation, Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri was attacked by gunmen.
The thugs were said to stormed the residence the residence in the early hours of the day but were repelled by security operatives.
The said thugs, according to sources overpowered security men deployed to Ekeremor and made their way into the minister’s compound causing mayhem with Senator Lokpobiri and others trapped inside the house.
While the security personnel attached to the Minster were making attempt to restore the situation, the attack was said to have intensify as the invaders took over the entire community.
It was however gathered that the military had restored normalcy in the community as the time of filing this report.