A mobile policeman attached to the Bayelsa State Police Command has been killed, and his service rifle taken away by yet to be identified gunmen along Akenpai area, in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State.
Confirming the killing, acting Police Public Relations Officer, Lawrence Eboka, said the deceased, who is a corporal, was shot dead at about 7 a.m. on Monday while on his way to resume duty.
An eyewitness, simply identified as Preye, said the unidentified gunmen ambushed the deceased policeman and caught him off guard. "He was shot from behind," the witness said.
The state police command via the spokesman said it is on top the of the situation and vowed to apprehend the killers and recover the stolen rifle.
"We are making all efforts to apprehend the killers and recover the stolen weapon," said Eboka.