Operation Pulo Shield, OPS, said it has embarked on a detailed investigation into the attack at its checkpoint Kolo Creek Flow Station, Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa State.
The incident, which occurred on Thursday, October 8, 2015, claimed the life of one Shell Petroleum Development Company staff, Mr. Austin Igwe and loss of weapon.
In a statement issued by the OPS Spokesperson Lt. Col Isa Ado said, the investigation is aimed at fishing out the culprits and preventing a recurrence of such incident.
Following the attack, Commander, Operation Pulo Shield, Maj. Gen. AG Okunlola visited the location for on the spot assessment.
According to him, “an eye witness account revealed that the gunmen riding in 2 black coloured Jeeps opened fire at the checkpoint at about 0530am, during which one staffer of the SPDC Mr. Austim Igwe was hit by the attackers bullet which led to his death. The Unit has been ordered to get the culprits apprehended and the arms carted away recovered.”
Meanwhile, efforts are being intensified to contain the emerging security threats of armed attack and sundry crimes by unscrupulous elements within Joint Operations Area.
The Commander further gave assurance of the readiness of Operation Pulo Shield to work with other security agencies to tackle any threat to peace and security in its Area of responsibility, including Bayelsa State.

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