A police officer has been while repelling an attack on the residence of former Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson.
Police spokesperson in Bayelsa State, Asinim Butswat said in a statement that the officer, died after sustaining gunshots injuries resulting from the 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,’’ the statement said.
“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.