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How Gunmen Abducted Chief Turner In Bayelsa, Kill 2


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Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers stormed the residence of a prominent Bayelsa resident, Chief Gbalipre Turner, and abducted him in commando style, it was learnt late on Monday.

He was abducted on September 5 at Samphino Road, Yenagoa, the state capital, spokesperson for the Bayelsa police command, Asinmi Butwait, a Superintendent of Police, said in a statement.

Butwait said said policemen responded swiftly and chased the kidnappers to Onuebum waterfront, where they abandoned the get-away vehicle used in commiting the act and and escaped with the victim on a speedboat.

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He said the state Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, had ordered for a manhunt to rescue the kidnapped Turner and arrest the fleeing gunmen.

The commissioner further appealed to members of the public to volunteer useful information that would assist the police in its investigation. 

In a related development on the same day, operatives of a security Joint Task Force in the state codename Operation Doo Akpor, repelled an attack by gunmen at a nipping point at Okarki Junction in Yenagoa.

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“On September 5, Operatives of Operation Doo Akpor, at Okarki Junction came under heavy fire by gunmen.

“The gallant operatives engaged the hoodlums in a shoot-out and repelled them from attacking the nipping point,’’ Butwait said.

He disclosed that a Police Sergeant and an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, sustained fatal gunshots wounds which led to their death.

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