Gunmen kill two policemen in Bayelsa
Two policemen were on Wednesday night killed by gunmen suspected to be cultists at Agbura community close to Azikoro village in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. Our correspondent learnt that the driver of the patrol van, however, escaped with bullet wounds.
The policemen were said to be on patrol when they were ambushed at about 11pm.
Though the police failed to identify the victims, our correspondent learnt that the deceased were an inspector and a corporal.
Their killers were said to have driven in an unidentified Sports Utility Van close to the patrol van before opening fire on their victims.
The injured police officer was said to be receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.
The motive behind the attack was not known.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Fidelis Odunna, confirmed the incident.
While declining to name the affected officers, he said the police had commenced investigations into the killing.
“We have started investigating the matter and we are not going to arrest until we arrest the suspects,” he said.
Meanwhile, a four-man gang raided the New Jerusalem Avenue, Amarata, Yenagoa on Wednesday night, dispossessing residents of their valuables.
The armed men, in a house-to-house robbery, inflicted machete cuts on one of their victims.