Gunmen Open Fire On Police Convoy In Bayelsa, 1 Officer, 4 Civilians Killed

A police convoy was ambushed along Idema-Otuabagi Road, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, on Saturday, killing one officer and four civilians.

The victims were returning from the funeral of a police officer, known as late ASP Gilbert Sampson, when the terrible tragedy occurred, according to a community source.

Police spokesman in Bayelsa State, SP Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident, said the Commissioner of Police has ordered for a manhunt for the gunmen who perpetrated the dastardly act, while investigation is ongoing to unravel those behind the attack.

He said: “On 14 May, 2022, at about 0745 hours, Suspected 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,” he said.

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