The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the fatal shooting of seven of its officers in separate attacks by armed assailants on Friday night May 7.
The attack by the gunmen was confirmed in a statement issued on Saturday by the spokesperson of the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, who described the killings as “unprovoked and mindless”.
In the statement issued by Omoni, it was revealed that the gunmen drove in two branded Hilux vans, and attacked the special checkpoint at Choba bridge, in the Ikwere Local Government Area of the state where they killed two Policemen on duty.
Omoni said a similar attack was launched at Rumuji Police Station in Emuohua Local Government Area of the State by the same hoodlums adding that two policemen on duty were killed and a police patrol vehicle burnt.
The police spokesman said that during the exchange of fire, two of the attackers were fatally wounded and died on the spot.
He added that the heavy gunmen proceeded to attack the Obio/Akpor Council police where they killed one officer during the attack.
Omoni said the intense gunbattle led the hoodlums to abandon their bullet-riddled Hilux van.
He said they escaped with various degrees of gunshot wounds with a snatched Sienna bus.