‘Last night at about 10:40 I had an urgent call from James Baridi in an area few metres from my house. When I went it was the fresh scene of a rather violent robbery. A girl I would later identity as an AIT staff was lying half-conscious in a pool of her blood. Witnesses said it was a lone gunman who had trailed her from Shiloh. Just in front of her house he showed the gun, took her phone, jewelry and cash. But the animal didn’t end there. He took steps backwards and shot her at close range even as she gave him no problems.
Her landlady, James and I rushed her to Tobis Hospital at Akenfa. To our surprise Animals were the ones administering that place. They would not save her life except we provide a police report and a wholesome amount.
We took her to another hospital at Igbogene, Himmei or thereabouts, the people here were humans and they commenced treatment instantly including fresh pounds of blood.
By morning we realized we needed to contact her family, but how? She lives alone and her phones were gone. In the area no one knows much about her except that she’s a journalist for AIT. We also reported the matter to the Akenfa police division
For a start, I called NUJ Bayelsa scribe Ebiowei Lawal who called her office.
Its been a very long day. Patience Owe will make it and we have God to thank. Our prayers will remain with her’
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