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In Bayelsa Suspected policemen kill senior officer

Akpos was murdered at the Amarata area of Yenagoa around 5pm on Monday, May 16, 2016.

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Gunmen suspected to be men of the special police squad have allegedly killed an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mathew Akpos, in Bayelsa state.

Vanguard reports that Akpos was murdered at the Amarata area of Yenagoa around 5pm on Monday, May 16, 2016.

An eyewitness who narrated the incident said the gunmen dressed like men of the special police squad.

The eyewitness also said the men wore outfits of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), adding that they also had bullet-proof vest on.

“There were gunshots all over the place. I was at a supermarket directly opposite the scene of the incident. The way they drove into the community was suspicious and sent panic waves all over the place. The gunshots caused commotion in the area as people even youths who were playing football abandoned the game and scampered for safety,”  the eyewitness said.

Another eyewitness said the murdered police officer resisted the men, adding that “One of the gunmen, who was standing close to the Hilux van, immediately pulled out his gun and shot the victim.”

The government of Bayelsa state recently accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of sponsoring unrest in the state.

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