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Police Make Arrests as ex-President Jonathan Escapes Assassination in Bayelsa

Kingsley Kanayo

Suspected militants linked to the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been apprehended in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State after a failed assassination attempt on former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday morning, Leadership is reporting.

The report indicates that the militants intercepted and drove into Jonathan’s motorcade at the Julius Berger bridge area of Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.

The assailants reportedly followed and pursued the motorcade to the entrance of Jonathan’s private residence in the Kpansia area of Yenagoa.

At Jonathan’s residence, the men reported to be militants, were overpowered and arrested by the former President’s combined team of security operatives.

The suspected assassins are said to be working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa state, even as this claim is yet to be ascertained.

The arrested suspects have been taken to the Bayelsa State Police Command for questioning, the report disclosed.

Below are some photographs of the suspects after they were apprehended.

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