A police inspector has died while on duty in the house of former governor of Bayelsa State , Seriaki Dickson , in the early hours of Thursday.
An attack by unknown gunmen who came through speedboats attacked the former governors house, shooting sporadically and in the process killed an inspector of police who was on duty at the former governors residence in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state.
According to the spokesman for the Bayelsa state command, Asinim Butswat, the officer, died “after sustaining gunshots injuries resulting from the fierce encounter with the gunmen.”
“Unknown gunmen in three speedboats who came through the Forcados River attempted to invade the residence of Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson at the riverine community of Toru-Orua, Sagbama Local Government Area, but were repelled by Policemen on duty.
“An Inspector of Police who sustained gunshot injuries resulting from the fierce encounter with the gunmen later died and his corpse has been deposited at the mortuary.
“The Command condoles with the family and relatives of the Inspector of Police who fought gallantly with his team to prevent the gunmen from invading the residence,” the statement read in part.
More details later.