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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Suspected sea pirates attack Marine Police Base in Bayelsa, kill two officers

Photos: Suspected sea pirates attack Marine Police Base in Bayelsa, kill two officers

Gunmen suspected to be sea pirates on Tuesday, attacked Ogbia Marine Police division in Bayelsa State and shot dead two officers on duty.
It was gathered that the gunmen made away with  the slain officers'riffles and two 200 horse power engines belonging to Ogbia local government.
Photos: Suspected sea pirates attack Marine Police Base in Bayelsa, kill two officers
Confirming the incident, the Chairman of Bayelsa State chapter of the Nigeria Maritime Workers Union, Lyord Sese, said the gunmen stormed the area at about 10pm on Monday and operated till about 1:30 in the morning of Tuesday.
Photos: Suspected sea pirates attack Marine Police Base in Bayelsa, kill two officers
The Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa, Asuquo Amba, who also confirmed the incident said after exchange of gun firing, two police men were killed, while the assistant superintendent of police that led the team was seriously injured and he was recovering at an undisclosed hospital in the state capital.
"In the cause of gun battle, we lost two police men who were shot in action and the gunmen were able to make away with two of our riffles, 200 horse power engines belonging to Ogbia local government," said the police boss.
“The policemen on duty were able to recover a G3 magazine with 17 live ammunitions and 18 expended ammunition from the hoodlums, so the firing was not from one direction,” he added.
Photos: Suspected sea pirates attack Marine Police Base in Bayelsa, kill two officers
Amba further explained that the gunmen actually came to steal the General Purpose magazine belonging to the Nigeria Police, but the men on duty had secured the equipment.

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