Nigerian Army distance self from alleged killing of the government house photographer


The Nigerian Army has reacted to allegation by Bayelsa state Governor Seriake Dickson that its men allegedly killed the government house photographer, Reginald Dei.

The PDP ward chairman, Seidougha Taribi and the photographer, Reginald Dei, were reportedly shot during the elections in Oweikorogha, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.

Dickson alleged that the military colluded with some politicians to kill the PDP ward chairman.

But reacting, 16 Brigade, Nigerian Army Yenagoa, Spokesperson, Major Jonah Danjuma, said that the army was not responsible for the incident.

He explained that troops of the Brigade had conducted an operation in Ikebiri community, in Southern Ijaw, different from where the photo-journalist and party chieftain were reportedly shot.

Also Spokesman of the Joint Military Task Force deployed to the Niger Delta, Abdullahi Ibrahim, said that the Command neither deployed men to the community nor had operation at Oweikorogha, Southern Ijaw.