By Andy Chukwu
Suspected gunmen early Monday morning invaded a police station in Bayelsa State, killing four officers, including a pregnant policewoman.
The hoodlums invaded the station in Agudama community of Yenagoa local government area in the early hours of Monday, opening fire on the officers.
Apart from the female pregnant policewoman, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and two other policemen who were on duty during the attack also lost their lives.
Sources in the community were quoted as saying the attackers also made away with the rifles and ammunition during the operation that began at about 2am.
“At dawn, we heard one policeman escape, while another, who was shot on the leg survived the attack”, a resident was quoted as saying.
There are no reports of any civilian casualty in the attack.
The bodies of the dead officers have been taken to the Federal Medical Center, Yenagoa, the state capital.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Adamu Mohammed has given an order for the manhunt and arrest of the perpetuators.
The attack comes about a week after two police officers in the state lost their lives in an encounter with gunmen.
It is not yet clear what the motive of the gunmen was.