GUNMEN ATTACK EX-GOVERNOR DICKSON'S RESIDENCE, KILL POLICEMAN IN BAYELSA
A police inspector was killed on Thursday while repelling an attack on the residence of a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, in Sagbama Local Government Area of the State.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Police Public Relations officer in the State, Asinim Butswat on Thursday, November 19.
According to Butswat, the officer died “after sustaining gunshots injuries resulting from the fierce encounter with the gunmen.”
The Police spokesman said the corpse has been deposited at the mortuary.
The Police statement read:“Unknown gunmen in three speedboats who came through the Forcados River attempted to invade the residence of Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson at the riverine community of Toru-Orua, Sagbama Local Government Area, but were repelled by Policemen on duty.
“An Inspector of Police who sustained gunshot injuries resulting from the fierce encounter with the gunmen later died and his corpse has been deposited at the mortuary.
“The Command condoles with the family and relatives of the Inspector of Police who fought gallantly with his team to prevent the gunmen from invading the residence."
The Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa State, Mike Okoli has also visited the scene.
CP Okoli said investigations have commenced to apprehend those who perpetrated the evil act.