By Nathan Nwakamma
Yenagoa – Niger Delta Youth Coalition for Peace and Progress (NDYCPP) on Sunday expressed grief over the death of Mr Gordon Obua, former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Obua, who hailed from Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa, reportedly died of heart attack on Thursday at the National Hospital, Abuja.
Mr Fred Obua, a family member to the late CSO, confirmed the death on telephone to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Coordinator of NDYCPP, Mr Kenedy West, said that the sudden demise of Obua was a sad loss to the Niger Delta.
“It is a sad one; we lost a very big person in Obua, the former Chief Security Officer to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan; the news of his death has thrown us all into mourning.
“We have always relied on his wealth of experience and hoped that his expertise and knowledge could be deployed in ensuring and preserving peace in the Niger Delta region.
“He was an asset and his untimely death is shocking to us; we pray for the repose of his soul,” West said.
The group condoled with the family of the late CSO, the Ogbia kingdom and the people and government of Bayelsa.