A riot police officer (name withheld) posted from Asaba, Delta State, has died due to gunshot wounds following a shooting at King Koko Square venue for an aborted Peoples Democratic Party rally in Ogbolomabiri, Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Wednesday.
The police inspector was said to have been hit by bullets after suspected PDP and the All Progressives Congress thugs reportedly engaged in a gunfight at venue for the rally.
It was learnt that the body of the deceased officer had since been deposited at the Nembe General Hospital.
His colleague identified as Ododomu was lucky as he survived the attack, although sustained a gunshot wound to the leg.
Also, two other policemen are critically injured and are battling to survive.
There were indications on Friday that some people were still missing, with unconfirmed reports saying thugs ripped open the stomachs of their victims and threw them into the nearby river.
A security source said medical personnel had been battling to save the lives of the victims at the Specialist Hospital and Federal Medical Centre in Yenagoa.
The source said, “As of Friday, 39 of the wounded have been discharged.
“Also, 47 are still on admission with 32 at the FMC and 15 still battling for their lives at the Specialist Hospital.”