Bayelsa - The Bayelsa State Police Command on Thursday confirmed the loss of two of its men to suspected bandits in the Agbura suburb of Yenagoa.
Mr Fidelis Odunna, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that the assailants operating in a black jeep, killed the officers at the Agbura roundabout on Wednesday night.
He said those killed were a corporal and a sergeant, adding that a manhunt had begun
A source in the Agbura suburb told NAN that the incident occurred at about 8.00 p.m. when the policemen on routine duty at the roundabout were taken unawares by the bandits.
The source said the assailants slowed down and opened fire on the policemen, who died on the spot.