Unknown gunmen have killed two Police Officers attached to Mile One Police Station, Diobu, in Port Harcourt Local Government Area of Rivers State.
It was gathered that the incident happened on Tuesday when the police officers were conducting a stop and search at the popular Okija street in the Diobu axis of the city.
An eyewitness said that the police were taken unawares as the gunmen who were ridding on a vehicle swooped in and shot at them. He said the policemen died on the spot before help could come their way.
Rivers State Police Command Public Relation Officer, SP Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the killings, said the Command is investigating the sad development and working to apprehend the culprits.
Omoni also confirmed that an AK-47 rifle was carted away from one of the slain cop, stating that the vehicle used by the gunmen was abandoned at the scene.
Omoni said, “I can confirm the attack by unknown gunmen on our men posted to Okija Street on stop and search.
“Two Police officers were killed. Investigation has been ordered by the Commissioner of Police.
“One Toyota Corrola, with Reg. No. Rivers ABU 380 AW, used by the attackers was abandoned. One AK47 Rifle belonging to one of the officers carted away.”
KanyiDaily had also reported how Nigerian Soldiers killed three unknown gunmen who attacked a police checkpoint in Anambra State.