High operatives of the Bayelsa State Police Command have confirmed that yet-to-be-identified group of people carried out an attack on its personnel at a hotel in Opolo area of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
While in relation to a statement which was released by one Butswat Asinim identified to be the spokesman of the Bayelsa state Police Command, the armed men came in a car and opened fire on the policemen.
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According to Butswat Asinim, the spokesman of the Bayelsa state Police Command, he said in a statement:
“On 15 March, 2019, at about 2100hours, unknown gunmen operating in a Toyota Camry car, registration number unknown, went to a hotel at Opolo, Yenagoa, and without provocation opened fire on the two policemen on duty.
“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 Centre, 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.”