(Yenagoa)An unidentified policeman guarding the home of a former governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, at Toru-orua community under Sagbama Local Area of the state, has been shot dead by some gunmen.
The incident occurred in the wee of Thursday.
Reports say the unknown gunmen entered the compound through the Riverside.
When contacted, the state Public Relations Officer, Asinim Butswat said he will confirm and revert on the matter.
Meanwhile, a statement from Ex-Governor Dickson’s spokesman, Fidelis Soriwei, confirmed the attacked and death of a policeman .
He said :A gallant police team successfully prevented the gunmen who attempted to invade the compound through the Forcados River from gaining access.
Unfortunately, a Police officer who led the operation was killed in the hit and died in the attack.
Chief Dickson and his family were not in the compound during the attack having been away in Abuja and Yenagoa for about three weeks.”