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Tension in Bayelsa as gunmen ambush police patrol team, cart away rifle

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Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have attacked a police patrol workforce on Kolo-Ogbia highway in Ogbia Native Authorities Space of Bayelsa State and injured an officer.

DAILY POST learnt that the assault, which occurred within the early hours of Tuesday when the assailants invaded the neighborhood, triggered stress within the space.

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

Based on him, a police inspector was injured throughout the assault and his rifle was seized.

“Law enforcement officials who have been conducting cease and search operations alongside Kolo-Ogbia Highway have been attacked by gunmen suspected to be cultists, on 11 October 2021, at about 2245hours.

“A Police inspector was fatally injured and his rifle was carted away. An investigation is ongoing to apprehend the gunmen and get well the stolen rifle”, the PPRO said in a textual content forwarded to DAILY POST.

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