The Chairman, Bayelsa State Council of Traditional Rulers, Amanyanabo of Twon Brass, Alfred Diete-Spiff narrowly escaped death when angry Ijaw youths invaded and burnt his sacred palace on Wednesday.
78-year-old first military Governor of Rivers State who became a military Governor in the State at the age of 25.
A footage of the alleged invasion of the palace in the oil bearing Community in Bayelsa over oil revenue collection in the area, has flared tempers among Nigerians in social Media Community.
Diete-Spiff however escaped by whiskers unhurt during the incident which did not record any form of resistance by security operatives.
Some persons could be seen in a video pelting his residence with stones while other suspected hoodlums ransacked the palace and destroyed other valuables.
No group has claimed responsibility for the alleged attack which has heightened tension in the locality.
A top police officer hinted our Correspondent that official statement from police would be issued later.
Photographs of the vandalized palace and property below: