Breaking: Gunmen Open Fire on Police Officers at Rivers Checkpoint, Kill 2

Breaking: Gunmen Open Fire on Police Officers at Rivers Checkpoint, Kill 2

  • Gunmen have reportedly killed two police officers while on a stop and search operation in Rivers state
  • An eyewitness said the unknown gunmen from inside their vehicle shot the police officers at a close range
  • The ugly development has been confirmed by the spokesperson of the Rivers state police command, SP Nnamdi Omoni

Port Harcourt, Rivers state - Gunmen yet to be identified have killed two officers attached to Mile One Police Station in Diobu, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

Daily Trust reported that a witness said the deceased officers were shot dead while on a stop and search operation at Okija street in the area on Wednesday, November 3.

Gunmen Kill 2 Police Officers in Rivers
Gunmen have killed two police officers in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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The witness said the gunmen, who were inside a vehicle, swooped on the deceased officers and shot them at close range, adding that the victims died on the spot.

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Omoni added that operatives on the trail of the attackers, The Cable stated.

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In another related report, there was pandemonium in Ebonyi state in the early hours of Sunday, October 24, as unknown gunmen reportedly attacked a Police Divisional headquarters at Unwana, Afikpo North local government area.

Three policemen on duty, one constable and two inspectors were feared dead in the attack on the division around 2am.

An indigene of the area who spoke anonymously said the gunmen were masked. However, one of them was killed by the police who repelled the attack.

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In a related development, gunmen killed a police inspector in the southeastern state of Anambra on Sunday, September 19.

The assailants reportedly ambushed a police patrol in the commercial town of Onitsha and opened fire.

Police spokesman Ikenga Tochukwu said in a statement:

“The attackers drove in a Sienna vehicle… and started shooting at the patrol vehicle along Ukegbu junction.
“Unfortunately, during the exchange of gunfire, one police inspector paid the supreme price. Other officers were wounded in the attack.”


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