News Around Nigeria

Unknown Gunmen Kill Four Police Officers In Fresh Attack In Rivers

In an attack that spanned late Friday till the dawn of Saturday, not less than four police officers have been killed in Rivers, sources familiar with the development have said.

Unknown gunmen ambushed Rumuji Police station and murdered some police officers, carting away guns belonging to the deceased.

A community source who pleaded anonymity due to the grave security implications of the story said that after the gunmen had attacked the officers at Rumuji in Emohua Local Government Area, they drove further and attacked officers at the police checkpoint in Omudioga road on Saturday morning.

State police spokesman Nnamdi Omoni could not be reached for comments on the statistics of victims but reports have it that seven persons were feared dead during the attack.

The news outlet noted that while two officers were killed at Rumuji, two other officers were killed at the police checkpoint in Ogbakiri with a vehicle belonging to the police burnt.

Another three police officers were killed at the C-4-i checkpoint along the East-West Road. The checkpoint is used by C-4-i officers – a special police unit recently re-launched by the state government to strengthen the state’s safety and safeguard citizens and properties.

It was said that two officers were killed and two patrol vans were vandalized along the East-West Road of the state.

The news outlet also noted that the criminals wore two different security uniforms in a Hilux van in other to deceive the security officers on duty.

The state police commissioner Friday Eboka has gone to visit the affected areas.

Meanwhile, it was also learnt that there was erratic shooting at the Choba/Ozuoba axis late Friday.

Details of the shooting as relayed by some commercial drivers and residents are still sketchy.

It was earlier reported that three Customs officers were killed alongside an unidentified number of police officers at Isiokpo Omuanwa Road in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.

At least four soldiers were killed in an attack Sunday night at Abua/Odual Local Government Areas of the state, in what appears like collective attacks on security forces by unknown gunmen.

Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button