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Gunmen kill 2 in Bayelsa market

06 January 2017, 08:08

Yenagoa -  The police in Bayelsa State on Thursday, confirmed that two persons were  killed on Tuesday by gunmen at the popular Swali Market in Yenagoa.

It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 4 p.m.,  causing  traders and their customers  to run in different directions.

Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa Command, DSP Asinim Buswat, confirmed the incident in Yenagoa .

Butswat said that “four gunmen with pistol attacked one Raymond Agada  in Swali Community”.

He said the hoodlums killed two persons and snatched N120,000 from  one of their  victims

“Policemen were quickly dispatched to the scene and the victim was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.

“The culprits have been identified and efforts have been intensified to arrest them,” Butswat said.

Eye witnesses said the hoodlums operated with sophisticated weapons and other dangerous objects.

One of the victims who died on the spot was said to be carrying a large  chunk of money he was  taking to the bank.

Hoodlums carted away items from shops in the market after the shop owners fled in the wake of the pandemonium.

It was learnt that a team of policemen that arrived at the market following a distress call  arrested  one of the suspects.



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