Gunmen Kill Two Lebanese In Bayelsa



Armed  bandits on Wednesday killed two policemen and kidnapped two Lebanese from a construction site in Onuegbum, Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State.

The abducted Lebanese were identified as Sarki Abi Chmouli and Ibrahim Abi Pherem.

The policemen killed were attached to Pache Construction Company, where the two abducted men worked.

The policemen were reportedly killed in the gun battle that erupted when the gunmen attempted to invade the sand dredging site of the company.

The gunmen who came through the waterways in speedboats left immediately after the attack .

BayelsaState Police spokesman, Astimin Butswat, who confired the killing and abduction said the command had already launched a manhunt for the culprits.

“We want to assure Bayelsans to go about their legitimate duties as the Police are on top of the situation,” Butswat said.

Butswat also said that the corpses of the policemen had been deposited at the morgue located in the Federal Medical Centre.

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