The Authorities of the Bayelsa State Police Command have confirmed that at the least two individuals had been killed and several other sustained a number of accidents when unknown gunmen opened hearth on some residents on the fashionable Hausa quarters at Erepa street in Yenagoa, the state capital.
DAILY POST gathered that unknown gunmen, on Monday night time alongside Erepa street, Biogbolo group, drove in a Camry automobile packed across the Hausa settlement and shot at some individuals leaving two middle-aged males useless.
An in depth supply and a relation of one of many victims stated “My brother was the place they used to stick with a few of his mates on Erepa street, I left them earlier however later I used to be referred to as and informed he was shot useless by some individuals who got here in a automobile”
“My brother doesn’t have cash and I’ve by no means seen him with any dangerous gang, they didn’t come to steal as a result of they simply got here down and shot at them, how will I clarify to my household individuals”.
In an announcement, despatched to DAILY POST by the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Asinim Butswat, the Command appealed to members of the general public to stay calm because it has launched an investigation into the drive-by capturing incident in the neighborhood.
The assertion continued “On 22 February 2021 at about 2130 hours unknown gunmen suspected to be cultists in an unmarked Toyota Camry Automobile shot at some residents in entrance of their store at Erepa and zoomed off.
Policemen responded swiftly and rescued 5 victims to the hospital. Nonetheless, one Auwal Bashir who was fatally injured died within the hospital. The opposite victims are responding to therapy on the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.
The suspected cultists proceeded to Agudama Epie at about 21:45 hours and shot one Paul Marcus Ivinbeke ‘m’ 23 years in a store. The sufferer was rushed to Tobis Hospital, Akenfa the place he ultimately died.
The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command CP Mike Okoli has ordered police detectives to fish out the hoodlums who perpetrated the act and appealed to members of the general public to volunteer helpful info that can help the Command in its investigation.