……..As Police foils kidnap attempt on Council boss
Christopher Uche, Yenagoa
Ahead of the forthcoming governorship eelcion in Bayelsa state scheduled for December 5th, 2015, gunmen suspected to be hired kidnappers on Thursday killed two policemen in Southern Ijaw local government Area of Bayelsa state and carted away with their official rifles
However, the police authority in the area foiled a kidnap attempt on the Chairman of the local government Area, Elder Remember Ogbe when policemen attached to him repelled gunshots by the kidnappers.
This is as the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo ia calling for adequate security measures in the state for investment opportunities following the on-going Bayelsa state Investment and Economic Forum declared open on Friday.
Although the whereabouts of the escaped council chairman still remained unknown as at the time of this report, but police authorities in the state capital had confirmed the killing and the foiled kidnapped attempt on the chairman
The blood tasty kidnappers after killing the policemen disappeared to unknown destination and left the lifeless bodies helpless.
The sad incident happened on Thursday evening between the hours of 4pm and 6pm at the chairman’s residence , Amassoma when the men of the underworld struck and killed the officers and scampered away
It was gathered that the killing of the police officers by the hoodlums had attracted huge sympathy as residents of the area were seen in a sorrowful mood expressing shock
The identities of the deceased policemen were not made public, while their corpses had been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) mortuary in Yenagoa.
Contacted, Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the killing of the policemen, and said the kidnappers also went away with the police rifles.
The PPRO said the two Corporals died due to injuries sustained in the gunshots by the kidnappers, but added that the command foiled the kidnap attempt on Elder Remember Ogbe, the Council Chairman.
The Police spokesman said efforts has been intensified to perfect the arrest of the hoodlums and prosecute them accordingly.
It will be recalled that the whereabout of the kidnapped monarch of Gbarain Clan in Tombia Community , His Royal Highness Chief C. A. Otobotekere is still unknown.
The community traditional ruler was abducted on thursday 24th July, 2015, early morning by heavily armed five gang in his residence Gbarain Clan, Bayelsa state.
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