Yenagoa - The Bayelsa Police Command said that a
mobile policeman was one of those killed by sea pirates in Ikebiri
community, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.
Police spokesman Alex Akhigbe briefed the media in Yenagoa on Tuesday. Akhigbe said that the policeman was one of the passengers of a commercial boat heading for Koluama community in the area.
He said that the boat was attacked by sea pirates around 6pm on Friday the 18th of October.
"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 that the policemen were on a private visit from Port Harcourt to Bayelsa.