The Nigeria Police, Bayelsa State Command, says it has arrested two suspects involved in a communal clash over land dispute between Okutukutu and Opolo Communities in Yenagoa local government grea which led to the death of one person, leaving another injured.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Musa Mohammed, in a statement explained that the two suspects were arrested when a team of policemen from Tactical Units were dispatched with a Phantom Drone to monitor and contain the situation. 

Parts of the statement read: “Today being 19th February, 2024 at about 1045 hours, One Chief Ekezie Gabriel ‘M’ came to the Control room and reported that two persons were found lifeless at Opolo, the youths of Opolo claimed they were murdered by okutukutu youths who invaded their Community.

“Upon receipt of the information ten (10) patrol Teams from various Tactical Units were dispatched with a Phantom Drone to monitor and contain the situation during which the patrol teams discovered a lifeless body and also rescued a critically injured person to the Hospital.

“The hoodlums from Opolo attacked the Drone operators dispatched to the scene and hijacked the Drone Control panel which subsequently led to the crash of the Drone. 


“With the prompt intervention of the Policemen, law and order was restored, although the Drone was recovered but the critical components were vandalized by the hoodlums. 

“Meanwhile two (2) suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident and presently undergoing interrogation, effort is still ongoing with a view to arrest other fleeing hoodlums.

“The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command urges the general public and particularly the residents of Opolo/ Okutukutu and it’s Environs to remain calm and report any suspicious act(s) capable of inciting unrest in the state to the following numbers: 0703 457 8208, 0916 732 2691.”

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