Former Acting Bayelsa State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Christopher Hobobo, has reportedly been assassinated.
Hobobo was said to have been murdered in his residence located on PDP Road, in the State capital, Yenagoa.
He was reportedly stabbed to death by unknown assassins in the early hours of Wednesday.
This is coming less than one month after a Yenagoa-based broadcast journalist, Famous Giobaro, was also killed by unknown gunmen.
Reports say Hobobo’s gate was forced open by the assailants before they gained access into his sitting room , where they allegedly stabbed him several times in the chest.
It was gathered that the attackers had to stab their victim to death perhaps in order not to attract the attention of neighbours.
Punch newspaper reports that it was the relations of the deceased that later invited police.
A team of policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer , Ekeki Division, was said to have removed the corpse amidst wailing from sympathisers and neighbours.
The body was said to have been deposited at the morgue of the federal Medical center, Yenagoa.
Two of the family members, Desi Tambrebofa and John Gidi , expressed shock over the manner Hobobo was brutally murdered, saying he was an easy going man.
The Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Amba Asuquo , who had visited the scene of the crime , assured the family members that the police would fish out the perpetrators of the crime.