Gunmen kill DPO, pregnant policewoman, others in Bayelsa

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At least police officers have been confirmed dead after some unknown gunmen invaded a police station in Agudama community in Yenagoa Local Government of Bayelsa State.

The yet-to-identified officers that were killed included the Divisional Police Officer, a pregnant policewoman and two policemen who were on duty.

The gunmen carted away rifles, ammunition and police uniforms from the station in an operation that last for close to one hour.

Undisclosed sources confirmed that no civilian was killed in the attack as there were no detainees in the station as of the time of the attack.

According to reports, the attack was carried out about 2:15 a.m. on Monday.

“At dawn, we heard one policeman escape, while another, who was shot on the leg survived the attack”, the source said.

The community source further disclosed that all the rifles in the arsenal of the police station and uniforms belonging to the deceased officers were taken away by the gunmen.

Agudama is a community under Gbarain/Ekpetiama Kingdom, few kilometres away from Yenagoa, the Capital of Bayelsa State.

 




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