- Some security personnel have reportedly lost their lives in Rivers state
- They were killed when gunmen launched attack on their various checkpoints in the state
- According to report, those killed include four policemen and two soldiers
Another attack on police and military checkpoints has been recorded again in Nigeria. This time, gunmen have attacked the checkpoints along the Owerri-Port Harcourt Road in Ikwerre local government area, Rivers state.
The Nation reports that the gunmen launched the attacks around 8 pm on Saturday, April 24.
The newspaper reports that four policemen and two soldiers were killed in the attack.
In another report, Legit.ng had reported that that the governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, said the attacks on police formations in the southeast zone are carried out by criminals and bandits.
Umahi made the statement on Tuesday, April 20, in Abakaliki, the state capital. Due to security reasons, he told herdsmen to stay away from the state for now.
He stated that many herdsmen have left the state of their own volition. The governor denied evicting the herders from Ebonyi.
In a related development, the Abia police command said hoodlums were responsible for the Monday, April 19, attack on Uzuakoli police station located in the Bende local government area of the state.
The spokesman of the command, Godfrey Ogbonna, disclosed that the perpetrators attacked the police station with dynamites and a rocket launcher.
According to PM News, he said the raid on the police formation happened at about 3am.
The police spokesperson noted that the attack led to the destruction of the station and some vehicles parked on the premises.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that armed bandits have laid siege in Zamfara state as over 100 citizens have been killed by the rampaging gunmen within the week.
At least 90 corpses have so far been buried in Zamfara while many persons remain unaccounted for after the latest round of mayhem.
The coordinated attacks began on Wednesday, April 21 in Gusau, Maradun, and Bakura local government areas of the troubled state.