The state police spokesperson, Asinim Butswat, disclosed in a statement that the incident happened on Thursday morning when the gunmen came in three speedboats and attempted to invade the residence of Hon. Dickson but were repelled by policemen on duty.
Butswat said the police officer, died “after sustaining gunshot injuries resulting from the fierce 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.
“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 Police spokesman said investigations into the incident had commenced.
KanyiDaily had reported how a van driver with Bayelsa Radio was shot dead while several others sustained injuries during PDP rally in Nembe, Bayelsa state.