Yenagoa - The Police in Bayelsa say a policeman attached to the state Command died of gunshot wounds following a gun duel with robbers in Yenagoa on New Year's day.
Asinim Butswat, a DSP, revealed that a five-man robbery gang had attacked and robbed one Evelyn Patrick at Agudama area of Yenagoa. The incident also resulted in the killing of a 23-year-old man, identified as Victor Abule.
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He explained that as the robbers tried to escape, they were engaged in a gun duel by a police officer, who shot dead one of them.
"A police officer confronted the armed men and shot dead one of them as they were escaping.
"The officer sustained gunshot wounds and he was rushed to the hospital where he eventually died.
"Efforts have been intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects while investigation into the incident is ongoing."