The Associated Press
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria: Gunmen on motorbikes stormed the house of a newly appointed energy official in oil-rich southern Nigeria late Monday and killed two of his family members, police said.
Felix Ogbaudu, police commissioner for Rivers state, said Billy Braide had been holding a celebration following his appointment as energy commissioner for Nigeria’s biggest oil-producing state.
Minutes after Braide left the party, gunmen arrived and sprayed the house with bullets, killing Braide’s younger brother and cousin, while others were wounded, Ogbaudu said.