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Policeman Shot Dead As Gunmen Attack Ex-Gov Dickson's Bayelsa Residence

Gunmen have reportedly killed a police officer guarding the residence of a former governor of Bayelsa, Seriake Dickson in Sagbama local government area of the state.

The officer was murdered while trying to prevent the attackers from breaking into the house.

Police spokesperson in Bayelsa, Asinim Butswat disclosed that the gunmen, who struck in the early hours of Thursday, came in three speedboats.

β€œUnknown 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,” he said in a statement.

β€œAn 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.

β€œThe 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.”

Butswat said Mike Okoli, commissioner of police, has visited the scene.

He added that investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Gregory University Uturu, Abia State
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