Gunmen attack police station, bank in Bayelsa

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A gang of unknown gunmen on Saturday launched a daring attack on a police division in Ammassoma, in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The suspected armed militants, who came in three speedboats, also attempted a raid on the branch of the United Bank for Africa in the area, destroying some of the bank’s Automated Teller Machines in the process.

A statement from the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Police Command, Yenagoa, DSP Asinim Butswat, which was made available to our correspondent, confirmed the attack.

The statement read, “On March 12, 2016, at about 0035hrs, unknown gunmen in three speedboats invaded Amassoma Police Division.

“Shortly afterwards, the hoodlums attacked the UBA Bank, Amassoma, damage the ATM machines and attempted to enter the bank, but were repelled by a reinforced unit of Policemen.

“No life was lost and money was not stolen. Efforts have been intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects. Investigation is ongoing.”

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