Unknown gunmen attack Dickson’s country home, kill police officer

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Unknown gunmen on Wednesday midnight attacked the country home of former Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson.

Confirming the report, the former Governor said the failed attack, which led to an exchange of gunfire between the criminals and police officers resulted in the death of a police man.

“I received with shock, the sad news that gunmen attempted to invade my country home in Toru-Orua at midnight on Wednesday.

“Sadly, the failed attack which led to an exchange of gunfire between the criminals and police officers resulted in the death of a policeman.

“I condole with the immediate family of the late policeman, the Inspector General of Police, the Bayelsa State Commissioner of police and the entire police team on the death of the gallant policeman who was killed,” Dickson said.

He added that the gunmen attempted to invade my compound through the Forcados River but were successfully repelled by “the gallant police officers.”

“My family and I were not in the compound during the attack as we have been away in Abuja and Yenagoa for about three weeks.

“This period is indeed a trying one to the country, the police and the security agencies and I call on the society to give them the requisite support to effectively carry out the sensitive duty of securing the society,” he added.

Dickson also confirmed that the Commissioner of Police and heads of other security agencies had commenced immediate investigation to unravel those who perpetrated the heinous acts.

“I am sure that no stone would be left unturned in the bid to fish them out.

“I call on my supporters across the Ijaw nation to give any relevant information to the police to aid their investigation into the crime and I urge everyone to remain calm and await the outcome of the police investigation,” Dickson said.

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