Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has ordered investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a youth in Ovom community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.
He also directed that an autopsy be carried out to determine the cause of death.
The governor gave the directive on Thursday night through a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, after being briefed in Uyo where he is attending a state cabinet retreat.
He said the government would ensure perpetrators of the dastardly act are uncovered and brought to book.
“Human life is sacred. As a responsible government we would not shy away from our responsibility of protecting it. Anyone who takes another person’s life would be held accountable through the laws of the land,” he said.
Governor Diri sympathised with the family of the deceased as well as the community, urging them to be calm and maintain the peace while a thorough investigation is being carried out.