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Alaibe's Bayelsa Home Bombed

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PHOTO: MR. TIMI ALAIBE.
PHOTO: MR. TIMI ALAIBE.
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San Francisco, Nov 12, (THEWILL) – The Opokuma, Bayelsa home of President Goodluck Jonathan’s adviser on the Niger Delta and coordinator of the amnesty programme, Mr Timi Alaibe, was on Thursday night bombed with explosives, Bayelsa State Police spokesman has confirmed.

"His house in Opokuma was attacked by yet-to-be identified gunmen some minutes to midnight last night. They attacked the place with dynamite and guns causing damage to the building," Bayelsa State police PRO, Eguavoen Emokpae said.

Family members were not in the house during the attack and no arrests have been made.

The motive for the attack has not been ascertained.

Timi Alaibe is the federal government official charged with implementing the amnesty programme of the central government which pardoned militants in the region.

Some former militants have complained that their allowances are being unnecessarily delayed and that the jobs promised have not been forthcoming.