By Bassey Willie
Yenagoa — The Chairman of Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa state, Mr Victor Issaih, has declared curfew from 9pm to 6am following a clash between supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which claimed three lives last Monday.
Speaking with newsmen after inspecting some of the properties destroyed during the clash, the chairman disassociated his party, the PDP from the violence.
He said the youths who made attempt on his life by attacking his personal lodge with guns and other dangerous weapons were known political thugs allegedly used by the leader of the APC and a member of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Sunny-Goli. He added that one of the thugs, Kelvin Ikurusi, was a known hardened criminal and cultist who escaped from police (SARS) custody in Yenagoa last year.
Issaih called on the Federal Government, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and other relevant security agencies to investigate the alleged activities of the APC chieftain and ensure security in the community especially as elections draw nearer.
Meanwhile, the APC in the state said it has sent a protest letter to the IGP over the Monday attack and killing of two members of the party.
The party accused the PDP of desperation to take over the area in 2019 by working in consonance with some individuals, hired mercenaries and security agencies to kill and unleash mayhem, threats, intimidation, unlawful arrests and detention of opposition members across the state.
Sunny-Goli in a statement alleged that the violence was initiated by the PDP through the acting chairman to chase out opposition members from the Brass.