The Citizen (Gauteng)
Gunmen kill 7 cops in Nigeria
Port Harcourt – Seven policemen were killed in a series of attacks on security installations in Nigeria’s oilrich Rivers state on Friday, police said on Saturday.
Nnamdi Omoni, police spokesman in Rivers state, said: “Unknown gunmen driven in two branded Hilux vans attacked the special check point at Choba bridge, (and) in a surprise attack killed two policemen on duty.”
He said the same gunmen attacked Rumuji police station, killing two officers and burning a police patrol vehicle.
“Two of the attackers were fatally wounded and died on the spot,” he added.
A third attack took place at Elimgbu Police station, Omoni said, where gunmen killed three officers.