The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa state has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of complicity in the death of a Navy officer.
Concise News learned that the security personnel was attacked while escorting a boat conveying election materials to Brass Local Government Area on Saturday.
A senior navy officer at the Forward Operation Base, Formosso, Brass Island, said “It is sad that we lost our personnel in the high sea on Saturday during the elections; we are surprised that the incident is being given political connotations.
“The boat they were on board was attacked by pirates, and our heart goes out in empathy with his family. The command will not be in a position to announce his death until his family knows, and until that happens, we cannot comment further.”
The boat was said to have been attacked in the sea by suspected pirates who shot the naval personnel.
A resident in Brass, James Sokari, stated that the security personnel was rescued from the attack and taken to a hospital in Brass where he later died of gunshot injuries.
Secretary of PDP in the state, Godspower Keku, had in a statement on Sunday, condemned the killing of the officer and pointed accusing fingers at the APC.
However, the Publicity Secretary of APC in the state, Doifie Buokoribo, on Monday in Yenagoa said that the allegation was a lie aimed at undermining the electoral successes recorded by the party in the Saturday poll.