Gunmen kill policemen, cart away riffles in Bayelsa


Unidentified gunmen on Friday killed two Policemen in Bayelsa and took away their riffles.

According to an eyewitness, the gunmen stormed Udeme Hotels on Friday night, along D. S. P Alamesiagha road in Yenagoa in a commando style, shot sporadically before shooting at the Policemen who were caught unaware.

The spokesman of the state Police Command, DSP Asinim Butswat,  who confirmed the development to newsmen however, said only one officer died in the gun duel as the other policeman is currently receiving treatment in the hospital

 He said “On 15 March, 2019, at about 2100hours, unknown gunmen operating in a Toyota Camry car, REG. number unknown, went to a Hotel at Opolo, Yenagoa and without provocation opened fire at the two Policemen on duty.”

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“The Policemen fired back at the armed robbers and in the ensuing gun battle, one sergeant was fatally wounded, he was rushed to the Federal Medical Center, Yenagoa, where he was later confirmed dead. The other Policeman is responding to treatment.”

“The unknown gunmen escaped with bullets wounds. Based on a tip-off a notorious criminal hideout was raided, where their cohorts were arrested and they have volunteered useful information. Efforts have been intensified to arrest the gunmen.”

Gunmen had attacked a checkpoint under Julius Berger flyover, killing one and carting away two riffles few days to the February 23rd Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state,



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