The Bayelsa State Police Command has confirmed that a mobile policeman was one of those killed by sea robbers in Ikebiri community, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.
Police Public Realtions Officer (PPRO), Alex Akhigbe, made this known to newsmen in Yenagoa on Tuesday.
Akhigbe said that the policeman was one of the passengers of a commercial boat heading for Koluama community in the area.
He said that the boat was attacked by sea pirates at about 6pm last Friday.
“Out of the two armed policemen in the boat, one was reportedly shot dead after a 15-minute gun battle between them and the pirates. The survivor, who sustained serious injuries, is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital,” he said.
Akhigbe said that the policemen were on a private visit from Port Harcourt, Rivers, to Bayelsa.
Copyright Ships & Ports Ltd. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit given to www.shipsandports.com.ng as the source.