Crime

Police officer, civil defence official shot dead in Balyesa state

Gunmen have shot dead a police sergeant, including an officer with Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC)  during a gun duel between the operatives and the suspected criminals at a road junction in Yenagoa, the Capital of Balyesa State

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Penpushing reports that, Balyesa State Police Command Public Relations Officer Asinim Butswat confirmed this in a statement on Monday, adding that the two security officials were shot on Sunday

The statement added that the slain security officials were members of the a Joint Task Force codename Operation Doo Akpor, explaining that the gallant operatives engaged the hoodlums in a shoot-out and repelled them from attacking the nipping point

Penpushing further reports that, Butswat, a superintendent of police, said the task force repelled the gunmen and prevented them from attacking their target, just as he added that, Gbalipre Turner the father of the Chairman of the Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Ebinyon Turner was abducted

The police spokesperson said the gunmen stormed the home of the elderly man in Yenagoa on Sunday and abducted him to an unknown destination, adding that  the police responded swiftly and pursued the kidnappers to a waterfront, where they abandoned their vehicle and ran away with the victim in a speedboat.

Penpushing also reports that, the Commissioner of Police in the State, Echeng Echeng, as at the time of filing this report has ordered for a manhunt to rescue the kidnapped victim and arrest the fleeing gunmen.

Meanwhile, the commissioner of police appealed to members of the public to volunteer useful information that would assist the police in its investigation into the incident.

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