Onuegbum in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State was yesterday stormed by gunmen at a nearby sand dump site, killing two policemen as well as abducting two Lebanese.
The identity of the slain policemen attached to a construction firm, Pache, dredging sand in the area, could not be immediately ascertained.
But the Lebanese were identified as Sarki Abi Chmouli and Ibrahim Abi Pherem.
Eyewitnesses told Nigerian Pilot that the invaders, numbering eight and armed with dangerous assault rifles, stormed the company’s dredging site few metres away from the community at about noon, through the waterway in two speedboats.
The gunmen were said to have repeatedly fired into the air to whittle down any possible resistance, a development that caused the workers to scamper for safety.
According to eyewitnesses, the two policemen fired back but were felled by the invading gunmen who also seized the two Lebanese and escaped through the waterway.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Asinim Butswat said the corpse of the slain policemen had been deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre for autopsy.
He added, “We have alerted the marine component of the Police, the Joint Task Force and the Navy.”

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