Bayelsa Police foil kidnap attempt


The Bayelsa Police Command in Yenagoa has foiled an attempt by some armed bandits to attack and abduct some expatriates residing in the state capital.

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The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Asinim Butswat disclosed in Yenagoa that the superior firepower of the police overwhelmed the kidnappers and an assault rifle was recovered from the scene after the bandits had fled.

Butswat said, “On Saturday at about 23:50 hours, unknown gunmen attacked the Expatriates Quarters at Onopa and opened fire on security personnel on guard in an attempt to abduct the expatriates. The security operatives fired back and the gunmen withdrew, abandoning their assault rifle. They escaped through the waterways in a speedboat. Manhunt for the gunmen is being intensified and investigation is ongoing.”