Reports says two Policemen were killed yesterday in Bayelsa State as gunmen suspected to be political thugs attacked the policemen in Ogbia Local Government Area and carted away their guns.
A source said the two policemen were in their normal patrol duty in Otuogidi community of Ogbia Local Government Area in Bayelsa when the gunmen shot and killed the police officers and carted their riffle away. He said ‘’ the hoodlums are political thugs hired to search for guns ahead of Saturday’s governorship election, causing apprehension among residents of the area.
Meanwhile the killing of the policemen is coming just as the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of force Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department Abuja, DIG Anthony Ogbizi who is in charge of the Bayelsa State Governorship election told newsmen that the Police has deployed 15 Commissioners of police, three AIGs, DIG in the state Command for onward deployment to every part of the state ahead of Saturday16th Novermber2019 Governorship elections in Bayelsa state
The deputy Inspector General, DIG Anthony Ogbizi after an interacting session with senior officers of the state police command in Yenagoa revealed that the state had received more batches 32,000 policemen led by 15 Commissioners of Police, three Assistant Inspectors General (AIG) of Police and the Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIG) to the state ahead of Saturday poll.
He assured the people of Bayelsa State that the election would be conducted in a peaceful atmosphere as the state is adequately secured saying ‘’the security personnel deployed to the state will ensure that there is a level playing ground for the INEC to conduct a free, fair and credible election’’. He urged the people of Bayelsa to conduct themselves peacefully during and after the election and warned that the security agents would deal decisively with anyone found breaching the peace or trying to truncate the elections processes.
He however promised to fish out killers of the two policemen and assured the people of the state of their safety
Also speaking, Police Commissioner, Omololu Shamusideen Bishi told newsmen that the officers and men have been deployed from the Nigerian Police headquarters, Abuja to interact with the Divisional Police Officers in the state, the rank and file in the state command and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), calling on the media to assist in the area of balanced and credible coverage of the governorship poll.
He called on the people to come out en masse to cast their votes for whichever candidate of their choice in Saturday’s election and go home peaceful to wait for the outcome of the poll.