Gunmen attack Military checkpoint, Customs roadblock in Rivers

Unknown gunmen have attacked a military checkpoint in Omagwa community in Ikwerre local government area of Rivers State.

The Rivers State Police Command confirmed that there was an attack on security agents by unknown gunmen in Ikwerre.

The Daily Vendor gathered that the gunmen had around midnight on Saturday, attacked the military checkpoint located near the airport, they were said to have also attacked a roadblock by men of the Nigeria Customs Service in Isiokpo community where they reportedly killed three officers.

The attackers also set some vehicles in the area ablaze.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the incident in a statement said the states’ Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka has ordered an investigation into the incident.

The statement, however, did not confirm the number of casualties in the incident.

Omoni said details of the attack are still sketchy.

The statement read “I can confirm the attack on security personnel along the Omagwa/Isiokpo/Elele Owerri Road. Details sketchy.

The CP has launched a full-scale investigation into the dastardly attack with a view to arresting the perpetrators and bringing them to justice.

Meanwhile, the area is calm with reinforced and increased joint Patrols of that stretch and other areas in the state by the security Agencies.

So far, the state is calm and secure and no cause for alarm.”

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