The police in Bayelsa confirmed the killing.
The Police Command in Bayelsa has confirmed that pirates killed a mobile police officer on waterways in Ikebiri, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.
The command spokesman, Alex Akhigbe, confirmed the killing of the police officer on Tuesday in Yenagoa.
He said the dead police officer was escorting a barge to Koluama with his colleague when the pirates attacked them.
“Two police officer who were on escort duty on a barge from Port Harcourt to Koluama community in Bayelsa were attacked over the weekend by suspected pirates.
“One was shot dead while the other was badly injured. The police officers involved are not from Bayelsa command.
“They are from Port Harcourt, but were travelling to Koluama in Bayelsa with a barge when the incident happened,’’ Mr. Akhigbe said.
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