Nigeria: Police confirm death of officer in pirates’ attack


The Bayelsa State Police Command says that a riot policeman was one of those killed by sea pirates in Ikebiri community, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Alex Akhigbe, made this known to newsmen in Yenagoa on Tuesday.

Akhigbe said the policeman was one of the passengers of a commercial boat heading for Koluama community in the area.

He said the boat was attacked by sea pirates around 6pm on Friday, October 18.

“Out of the two armed policemen in the boat, one was reportedly shot dead after a 15-minute gun battle between them and the pirates. The survivor, who sustained serious injuries, is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital,” he said.

Akhigbe said the policemen were on a private visit from Port Harcourt to Bayelsa State.


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