Gunmen attack Bayelsa community, kill policemen, civilians
At least two policemen and three civilians were killed when gunmen stormed Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The gunmen attacked a vehicle conveying the police officers and some civilians by yet to be identified gunmen while coming from a colleague’s burial.
The State’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident, adding that many people were also injured in the attack.
The statement read “On 14 May, 2022, at about 0745 hours, gunmen ambushed Policemen serving at Rivers Command, at Idema- Otuabagi Road, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, while returning from burial of a colleague, late ASP Gilbert Sampson, at Imago Kugbo, Rivers State.”
The statement continued that, “the suspected gunmen opened fire at the vehicle conveying the Police officers and other civilians. In the process PC Asuo Osuani ‘m’ and Special Constabulary Odeoye Sampson ‘m’, Mr Terry Lucky ‘m’, Jennifer Adejo ‘f’ and Asueroh Tobins ‘f’ were fatally shot and later died, while Inspector Urere Edwin, Rejoice Sampson ‘f’ and Reward Sampson ‘f’ sustained bullets injuries and are responding to treatment”
He said the Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, CP Ben Nebolisa Okolo had ordered a manhunt for the gunmen who perpetrated the dastardly act.