Gunmen have attacked a police patrol team on Kolo-Ogbia road in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State and injured an officer.

The attack occurred in the early hours of Tuesday when the criminals invaded the community.

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The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Asinim Butswat, confirmed the development to our correspondent on Wednesday.

According to him, a police inspector was injured during the attack and his rifle was seized.

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“Police officers who were conducting stop and search operations along Kolo-Ogbia Road were attacked by gunmen suspected to be cultists, on 11 October 2021, at about 2245hours.

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“A Police inspector was fatally injured and his rifle was carted away. An investigation is ongoing to apprehend the gunmen and recover the stolen rifle”, the PPRO stated.


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