In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 20th, August, 2020

Two Brothers, 5 Others Killed In Bayelsa As Rival Armed Teams Conflict

Two Brothers, Five Others Killed In Bayelsa As Rival Armed Groups Clash

Bayelsa

Two Brothers, 5 Others Killed In Bayelsa As Rival Armed Teams Conflict

No fewer than seven individuals are feared killed in Isia-Ama neighborhood of Oluasiri in Nembe Native Authorities Space of Bayelsa State as two militant teams engaged in a bloody conflict.

A neighborhood supply, who craved anonymity for worry of assault by the hoodlums, mentioned the 2 teams suspected to be these of militant and kidnap gangs engaged in a shootout at about 7:45 pm on Wednesday.

The supply mentioned in the course of the gun duel, seven residents had been allegedly killed by stray bullets from the hoodlums’ weapons whereas the whereabouts of different victims have but to be identified.

He mentioned the neighborhood members had been nonetheless looking for the lacking individuals inside the neighborhood as of Thursday morning.

The police authorities within the state confirmed the conflict that resulted in indiscriminate gunshots locally for hours.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, SP Asinim Butswat, in an announcement on Thursday, mentioned the police and different sister safety companies had been making concerted efforts to establish the militant teams.

He additionally mentioned that investigation was on to determine if there have been casualties, including that additional data could be made accessible on the finish of the investigation.

Butswat mentioned: “The Bayelsa State Police Command in synergy with different sister safety companies within the state has commenced investigations into the sporadic gunshots witnessed at Oluasiri, Nembe Native Authorities Space, Bayelsa State.

“Info on the disposal of the Bayelsa State Police Command revealed that on 19 August, 2020, at about 1945 hours, there have been sporadic gunshots witnessed by the residents of Oluasiri neighborhood in Nembe LGA. It’s believed that the gunshots had been on account of a conflict by rival militant teams within the creeks of Oluasiri neighborhood.

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“The Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, Mike Okoli, needs to reassure members of the general public joint operation by safety companies is ongoing to fish out the perpetrators and make sure the security of lives of residents of the neighborhood and the safety of essential infrastructures.”

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