Militants sack police station in Bayelsa, attack bank

Posted by News Express | 13 March 2016 | 2,986 times

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It was a huge shock as gunmen suspected to be militants launched attacks on a police station and a branch of an old generation bank in Amasoma, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area in Bayelsa State.

Amasoma is the community of late former governor of the state, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, and a host to the state-owned Niger Delta University (NDU).

It was gathered that the gang of militants stormed the community through the waterways at about 1am on Friday.

Shortly after arriving on a speedboat, they were reported to have moved straight to the police station located in the area and engaged the policemen in a gun duel.

After allegedly overpowering the policemen on duty, the invading militants later carted away large cache of arms and ammunition from the police station. (TVC)

•Photo shows aftermath of militants’ midnight visit to Amasoma, Bayelsa State, on Friday.

Source: News Express

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