A man identified as Enebraye Zuokemefa Peter, who is the Ijaw youth leader was on Friday, December 4, shot dead by unknown gunmen.
The deceased who is from Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa was before his death a lecturer at the Bayelsa College of Education.
The Gruesome murder of Peter was confirmed in a statement by the President of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide, Peter Timothy Igbifa.
Igbifa described the killing of Enebraye as barbaric, unacceptable and irresponsible, stating that the deceased was a firm believer in Ijaw cause, an apostle of peace and a scholar, who never deserved to die in such a violent manner.
“We are appealing to security agencies to immediately probe into the circumstances that led to this scholar, who until his painful death was an advocate of peace. We are also calling on the Bayelsa State Government to intervene and ensure that his killers are brought to justice,” he stated.
“We will not accept anything other than the arrest and prosecution of these murderers. As IYC, we are ready to work with security agencies to apprehend these hoodlums as we pray God to give the deceased family the fortitude to bear this loss.”
The governor of Bayelsa State, Governor, Douye Diri, and security operatives have been called upon to lunch investigation and fish out the killers.