Tragedy as four policemen, 2 civilians are gunned down at checkpoint in Calabar

Tragedy as four policemen, 2 civilians are gunned down at checkpoint in Calabar

- Some police officers have lost their lives in Calabar after they were attacked by gunmen

- They were reportedly resting when the criminals attacked and killed them

- Recall that some policemen have also recently lost their lives in Anambra state

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Some households have been thrown into mourning as gunmen wasted the lives of some policemen in Calabar, Rivers state.

The incident happened at a checkpoint when the criminals swooped on the unsuspecting policemen at Ayanmbat community near Idundu in the Aka Efa area of the Cross River capital.

The policemen were killed while resting at the location, Daily Trust reports.

Also, some civilians were also killed in the process.

Tragedy as four policemen are gunned down at checkpoint in Calabar
Gunmen have shot and killed four policemen at a checkpoint in Calabar, Cross River state. Photo: @PoliceNG
Source: Twitter

The tragic incident happened 24 hours after some policemen were killed in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Meanwhile, had reported that the Abia state command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) neutralised four persons involved in the tragic attack that was carried out on Abayi police station.

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This was contained in a statement by the spokesperson of the NPF, CP Frank Mba which was shared on the official Facebook page of the force and sighted by on Wednesday, February 24. recalls that suspected hoodlums attacked the World Bank Housing Estate Police Station, Abayi in Aba, and carted away weapons.

In another report, troops of 82 Division Nigerian Army arrested 20 people suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) following the presence of the military in Orlu town, Imo state.

Members of the group who were made up of 16 men and 4 women have all been handed over to the Nigerian Police Force by the army.

This was confirmed by Col Aliyu Yusuf, the deputy director, army public relations on Monday, February 22.


Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.


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