Charles Biweribo ,a Police Sargent, with the Bayelsa State Command was on Tuesday attacked by marauding two Herdsmen while preventing their cattle from gazing on a private property.
The incident occurred at the uncompleted hotel area, close to the flyover at Azikoro Road axis of Yenagoa, state capital.
Confirming the attack with Saharareporters, state public relations officer, Anisimi Butswat said the Herdmen also attempted to disarm the policeman on guard with not for the timely invention by colleagues and civilians.
He said, ”On 10/03/2020 at about 0700 hours one Dautra Abakara and one Agonto Gimta amongst others,entered the premises of a leading construction company’s yard at the uncompleted Basket Tower Hotel, Azikoro, with cows for grazing. ”
”The Policemen on duty and civilian guards asked them to leave the premises, the herders refused to leave.”
”In an attempt to arrest them, one of the herdsmen tried to disarm a Policeman, the officer’s cocked rifle exploded and the bullet pierced his right foot.
”The suspects One Dautra Abakara and Agonto Gimta were arrested and detained for further Investigation.”