Multiple reports have confirmed that one police officer was killed in a midnight attack by some unknown gunmen at the Toru Orua, the country home of former Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson.
It was gathered that Dickson and his family were not in the house during the attack as they were away in Abuja for about three weeks.
The police team, it was learnt, successfully prevented the gunmen who attempted to invade the compound through the Forcados River from gaining access, although the Police officer who led the operation was killed.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Fidelis Soweri, the former Governor condoled with the immediate family of the late police officer, the Inspector General of Police, the Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police and the entire police team on the death of the policeman.
He also noted that this period was indeed a trying one for the country, the police and the security agencies called on the society to give them the requisite support to effectively carry out the sensitive duty of securing the society.
Dickson said that the Commissioner of Police and heads of other security agencies have commenced immediate investigation to unravel those who perpetrated the heinous acts.
He assured that no stone would be left unturned in the bid to fish out those behind the cruel act.
He called on his supporters across the Ijaw nation give relevant information to the police to aid their investigation into the crime.
He urged everybody to remain calm to await the outcome of police investigation.