A police inspector has been injured during an attack by gunmen on a police patrol team on Kolo-Ogbia road in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Naija News gathered that the gunmen suspected to be cultists also took away the inspector’s rifle during the attack.
According to the police spokesman in the state, SP Asinim Butswat, the incident occurred around 10:45pm on Monday.
Butswat said the police officers were attacked while conducting stop and search operations along Kolo-Ogbia road, saying that an investigation is ongoing on the matter.
He, however, disclosed that the Inspector only sustained an injury as against reports that he was killed during the attack.
He said: “Police officers who were conducting stop and search operations along Kolo-Ogbia Road, were attacked by gunmen suspected to be cultists, on 11 October 2021, at about 2245hours.
“A Police inspector was fatally injured and his rifle was carted away. An investigation is ongoing to apprehend the gunmen and recover the stolen rifle.”
In other news, the minister of Aviation under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Femi Fani-Kayode, has revealed how Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho helped stop a looming war between Northerners and Southerners in the country.
Fani-Kayode said the assurance of Igboho that Northerners living in the south are safe helped stop a war between citizens.
The All Progressives Congress chieftain disclosed this while speaking on Channels TV on Tuesday night.
Recall that the former minister and the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, in March led the leadership of the Amalgamated Union of Food and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AFUCDN) to the presidential villa, Abuja to request for the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari on the issue of food blockage imposed on the south.
Fani-Kayode said the intervention of Governor Bello at the time had put a stop to what could have been a major crisis in the country.
The issue happened around the time Yorubas and Hausas clashed in Ibadan, at Shasha, which led to the loss of lives and properties.