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Gunmen killed four Police officers in a police station attack in Nigeria

ABUJA—Four Nigerian police were reported killed yesterday, Monday while on duty. 

Local police authorities confirmed that one divisional police officer and three other policemen were killed by gunmen following an attack on a police station in Nigeria’s southern state of Bayelsa.

Authorities say the gunmen stormed the police station in the Agudama-Ekpetiama area in the state capital, Yenagoa.  While at the station, the gunmen shot sporadically killing the officers, according to state police spokesperson Asinim Butswat.

So far, no civilian was killed in the attack, as there were no detainees at the police station, according to reliable sources.

Local authorities confirmed that the gunmen took away several service rifles, ammunition, and police uniforms while escaping.

The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu has ordered a manhunt for the perpetrators of the act, police sources added.

Inspector General Adamu has also ordered the immediate deployment of detectives from the Intelligence Response Unit to buttress the efforts of the state police in conducting a speedy investigation into the “unfortunate incident.”

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Dave Okonjie

Dave Okonjie is a public affairs analyst, researcher and senior issues correspondent.

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