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.

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