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 , Saturday PUNCH learnt .
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”
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