Gunmen kill two police officers in Rivers


Gunmen have killed two police officers in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital.

According to Daily Trust, the police officers — attached to Mile One police station in Diobu, Port Harcourt — were killed while conducting a stop and search.

The police officers were reportedly killed on Okija street on Tuesday.

The gunmen were said to have been in a vehicle when they shot at the officers who were on duty.

The officers reportedly died on the spot.

There have been cases of gunmen attacking security operatives in the state in recent times.

In May, gunmen killed seven police officers at two police stations and at a checkpoint. Vehicles belonging to the Rivers command were also set ablaze.

 “The incident which led to the death of seven Policemen occurred last night at about 2030hrs, where unknown gunmen driven in two branded Hilux vans, attacked the special checkpoint at Choba bridge, where in a surprise attack, killed two Policemen on duty and set ablaze a private car belonging to one of the Policemen,” Omoni had said in a statement.

“A similar attack was launched at Rumuji Police Station by the same hoodlums who killed two Policemen on duty and burnt a Police patrol vehicle.

“However, a stiff resistance by the Police prevented the hoodlums from gaining access into the Police station. In the course of exchange of fire, two of the attackers were fatally wounded and died on the spot.”


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