Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa state was on Saturday morning thrown into pandemonium when Gunmen attacked and killed two policemen, three civilians, and left several others injured.
It was gathered that a vehicle conveying the police officers and some civilians were attacked by yet to be identified gunmen while coming from a colleague’s burial.
In a statement signed and made available to newsmen by State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Asinim Butswat, stated that “On 14 May, 2022, at about 0745 hours, gunmen ambushed Policemen serving at Rivers Command, at Idema- Otuabagi Road, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, while returning from burial of a colleague, late ASP Gilbert Sampson, at Imago Kugbo, Rivers State.
“The suspected gunmen opened fire at the vehicle conveying the Police officers and other civilians. In the process PC Asuo Osuani ‘m’ and Special Constabulary Odeoye Sampson ‘m’, Mr Terry Lucky ‘m’, Jennifer Adejo ‘f’ and Asueroh Tobins ‘f’ were fatally shot and later died, while Inspector Urere Edwin, Rejoice Sampson ‘f’ and Reward Sampson ‘f’ sustained bullets injuries and are responding to treatment”
Butswat, further revealed that the Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa State CP Ben Nebolisa Okolo has given an order for the perpetrators of the heinous crime to be fished out.