Gunmen kill two Police officers in Rivers

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Unknown gunmen, have murdered two police officers around Eliparanwo junction along Ada-George within Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

According to Reports, the gunmen who rode in a black Highlander Jeep trailed the police officers who were in a private car at about 10:12pm, Tuesday night and opened fire on them, killing two and leaving one with bullet wound.

The killers escaped while the police officer who suffered bullet wounds was rushed to a nearby hospital before a team of police officers and men arrived the scene of the incident.

Spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni confirming the killing of two police officers, said the officer who sustained bullet wound is being treated, adding that the command has identified the vehicle used by the gunmen to carry out the attack.

He said efforts were on to identify the assailants: “I’m aware of the killing of two police officers around Ada-George. Our men have identified the car that was used to carry out the attack. We have deposited the corpses at the mortuary and investigations have commenced to track down the perpetrators of that evil act against policemen who were on their duties.”

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