Hoodlums kill another policeman in Yenagoa, snatch riffle

Posted by News Express | 19 April 2017 | 1,363 times

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•IGP Ibrahim Idris.

Barely one week after a Policeman lost his service rifle to unknown gunmen, another was on Easter Sunday attacked and killed by unidentified hoodlums who took away an AK-47 rifle in Yenagoa.

The hoodlums stole the AK47 rifle after murdering the Policeman at a relaxation spot in the Hospital Road area.

The incident, which occurred on Sunday, caused tension in the red light district, notorious for prostitution, the tension forced many eateries and shops to temporarily shut down.

A source said unknown to the deceased, some hoodlums, who were interested in his rifle joined him at the drinking joint, pretending to be customers.

“After taking some bottles of beer, the policeman stood up and went to the backyard to urinate, while holding his riffle.

“But the hoodlums also followed him to the backyard where they attacked and killed him. They fled with his gun,” the witness said.

The Police team later stormed and raided shanties occupied by prostitutes in the area in search of the fleeing hoodlums.

Efforts to reach the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Police Command, Mr. Asinim Butswat, were unsuccessful, as he was said to be in a meeting with the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Asuquo Amba.

Source: News Express

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