Police Foil Gunmen’s Attempt To Abduct Expatriates In Bayelsa

policeThe Bayelsa State Police Command on Sunday said security operatives successfully repelled an attempt by unknown gunmen to abduct expatriates in Yenagoa, the state capital.
The police announced the development in a press statement by its spokesperson, Asinim Butswat.
“On Saturday at about 2350hrs, unknown gunmen attacked the Expatriates Quarters, at Onopa, opened fire on the 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 have been intensified, investigation is ongoing”, Mr. Butswat, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said.
The statement was however silent on the nationalities of the targeted expatriates.

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