Fear Grips Bayelsa Community as Gunmen Ambush Police Patrol Team, Cart Away Riffle
- There is anxiety in the air as armed gunmen suspected to be cultist attacked a police patrol team in Ogbia LGA, Bayelsa state
- According to reports, a police inspector was reportedly attacked and sustained injury as his riffle was seized
- Meanwhile, a close source who resides in the area where the incident occurred disclosed that the attack took place in the early hours of Monday, October 11
Ogbia LGA, Bayelsa - Unknown gunmen suspected to be cultists attacked a police patrol team on Kolo-Ogbia road in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa state.
Daily Trust reports that a police inspector reportedly sustained injury in the attack while his riffle was seized.
According to a source from Kolo community, the incident occurred few minutes to midnight on Monday.
He said when residents heard the shooting, they thought it was militants that were attacking the community.
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Although there are unconfirmed reports that a police Inspector was killed, police spokesman in Bayelsa state, SP Asinim Butswat, said that the Inspector only sustained injury.
Butswat, while confirming the incident on the Bayelsa state police media WhatsApp group, said investigation is ongoing.
“Police officers who were conducting stop and search operations along Kolo-Ogbia Road, were attacked by gunmen suspected to be cultists, on 11 October, 2021, at about 2245hours.
“A Police inspector was fatally injured and his riffle was carted away. Investigation is ongoing to apprehend the gunmen and recover the stolen riffle.”
Sahara Reporters also gathered that other officers escaped with bullet wounds, as the gunmen ransacked the whole station and made away with some ammunition.
Protest rocks Bayelsa over death of community Youth in police custody
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that aggrieved residents from the Epie and Atissa Kingdoms took over the streets on Saturday, September 25, in protest over the death of Goodluck Oviekeme Izigwe.
It was gathered that Izigwe from Biogbolo-Epie community was said to have died in police detention.
The angry youths with canopies, tyres and sticks blocked the Biogbolo-Epie section of the Mbiama-Yenagoa road and the Isaac Boro expressway stopping vehicular movement.
Nigeria's Insecurity: Brave governor finally identifies highly placed culprits
In a related development, in the opinion of Governor Douye Diri, Nigeria is going through security issues due to the greed of many politicians who think only of themselves.
The Bayelsa governor on Tuesday, August 31, claimed that the partisan sentiment of most leaders in the management of the country's ample resources is partly responsible for the current crisis.
Governor Diri added that this has resulted in insurgency, kidnapping, political, social, health, and food insecurity.