Gunmen attack Police stations in Rivers, Akwa Ibom,kill 12 officers

Some Gunmen have again struck, killing twelve policemen in different attacks across Rivers and Akwa Ibom states.

Also an unidentified woman and two of the gunmen were also shot dead during the attacks,according to the Rivers State Police Command .

The command confirmed that nine persons, including seven of its personnel, died when the gunmen attacked two police stations and a security checkpoint in the state on Friday night and early Saturday while they also burnt two police patrol vehicles and a private car owned by a police officer and stole five police rifles.

Spokesman of the police command, Nnamdi Omoni, said the hoodlums, came in two vehicles, but failed in their bid to set the police stations ablaze due to the gallant resistance put up by the officers.

According to him “The Rivers State Police Command can confirm the unprovoked and mindless attack on policemen and vehicles.

“The incident, which led to the death of seven policemen, occurred last night (Friday) at about 2030hrs, where unknown gunmen driven in two branded Hilux vans attacked the special checkpoint at Choba Bridge where, in a surprised attack, killed two policemen on duty and set ablaze a private car belonging to one of the policemen.

“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, he said.

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