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Police inspector killed as unknown gunmen attack home of former Bayelsa governor

Valentine Chinyem

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The death of a police inspector has been confirmed, following attacks by unknown gunmen on the residence of former Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state.

This was made known in a statement issued by the police spokesman in Bayelsa state, Asinim Butswat.

Accorsing to him, the cop lost his life “after sustaining gunshots injuries resulting from the fierce encounter with the gunmen.”

He said, the gunmen struck on November 19 and came in three speedboats.

“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 statement read in part.

He noted that Mike Okoli, the state commissioner of police has also visited the scene.

While investigations has also commenced.