Gun­men kill two cops in Rivers

Daily Trust - - CRIME -

Two po­lice of­fi­cers were yes­ter­day shot dead by gun­men along Ada Ge­orge road in Port Har­court.

One other po­lice of­fi­cers sus­tained bul­let wound.

The vic­tims were said to be on pa­trol when the in­ci­dent oc­curred at about 12.05am.

A source who pre­ferred to re­main anony­mous said the ban­dits shot the two po­lice of­fi­cers at close range be­fore mak­ing their es­cape.

“We heard this morn­ing that two po­lice­men were shot dead by un­known gun­men. It was not dur­ing a shootout; in fact, there was no shootout. The gun­men just went straight and shot them.

“One of the po­lice­men, who sus­tained se­ri­ous in­juries, was rushed to a nearby hos­pi­tal. We don’t know why po­lice­men, who are do­ing their se­cu­rity job, should be tar­geted for mur­der,” the source said.

When con­tacted, Rivers State Po­lice Com­mand spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni, con­firmed the in­ci­dent. He said the com­mand has com­menced in­ves­ti­ga­tion on the in­ci­dent.

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