Gunmen attack Police station, shot 2 officers, abduct one, in Rivers

Gunmen attack Police station, shot 2 officers, abduct one, in Rivers

Friday, April 6, 2018 11:16 pm

Gunmen (file photo)

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Some gunmen in early hours of Thursday attacked a Police  Stationo in Ubeta Community in Ahoada Wes Local Government area of Rivers injuring the two policemen on special duty,  abduct one and disposses them of service rifles.

Sketchy  information reveal that the critically injured Policemen are receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
Nnamdi Omoni, DSP, the Spokesman of the Rivers Police Command  confirmed the incident and the snatching of the service rifle.
He said “One of our men was shot on the leg and they took our AK 47 rifle. When we learnt of the incident, we mobilized immediately and we are on their trail. That was a surprise attack on our men it was a stroke of luck that our officers survived and receiving medical attention,” Omoni said.
Corroborating the incident, a stakeholder from the Community, Nna Frank Jack, Publisher of a local tabliod in Port Harcourt, said members of the community are living in fear as a result of the attack.
According Nna Frank Jack,”I hear that unknown gunmen attack a Poluce station and abducted a Policeman .I hear that it was a hunter who secured the release of the abducted Policeman in the bush. As result of the incident there is fear of exodus from the community. We therefore appealed government and  security agencies to come to aid of the community.”
He called on security agencies to come to the aid of the community to avert the ugly incident of 2016 when members of te community fled their homes based on the violent activities of hoodlums.

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