IG Orders Manhunt for Killers of DPO, Three Others in Bayelsa

Mohammed Adamu

Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja

Following the attack on Agudama Ekpetiama Police Station, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, by unknown gunmen yesterday, the Inspector General of Police (IG) Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a massive manhunt for the perpetrators of the dastardly act.

A statement in issued by Force Spokesman, Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), said the IG condemned the attack which resulted in the death of the Divisional Police Officer, SP Ola Rosanla with three other police officers and left two others injured.

He said that no stone would be left unturned in apprehending the perpetrators and bringing them to book.

Meanwhile, the IG has ordered the immediate deployment of crack detectives from the IG-Intelligence Response Unit (IRT), the Forensic and Homicide sections of the FCID and Special Operatives of the Marine Police Department to Yenagoa to complement the efforts of the Bayelsa Police Command in carrying out discrete investigation into the unfortunate incident.

“The IG, while paying tribute to the fallen heroes, condoles the families of the four Cops who paid the supreme price in the service of their fatherland, describing the incident as a classic example of the risk and sacrifices the Police are exposed to in their daily task of protecting our homeland.

“The IG enjoins the Agudama Ekpetiama Community and the entire people of Bayelsa State to remain calm and to avail the Police with credible information that will help the law enforcement agencies towards apprehending the criminals”, he said.