According to Sahara Reporters, residents in Ndoro community, in Ekeremor Local Government Area (LGA) of Bayelsa, fled the community for fear of invasion by security agencies following the murder and beheading of a security operative by militants.
It was reported that the security official was negotiating with a militants leader in the area to surrender their arms.
“The community was thrown into apprehension and people began to flee in droves since Monday when the lifeless body of the ‘security emissary’ was seen in the community without his head. The fear is that the military will come after those responsible any moment from now, and invade the community and the consequences of such operations are often harsh and unpleasant, the victim cannot be identified because he is in plain clothes. The community has been deserted as we speak due to fear of imminent manhunt for the militants behind the dastardly act,” a resident said.
However, Bayelsa Government in a reaction to the development said on Friday that there is no cause for alarm, and called on fleeing members of Ndoro community in Ekeremor LGA of the state to return home as everything is now under control.