At least seven policemen were feared killed after some unknown gunmen on Friday night, attacked security checkpoints and police stations in Obio-Akpor and Emuoha Local Government Areas of Rivers state.
The spokesman of the state’s police command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the attack but said he would make details available after visiting the areas attacked.
At the Elimgbu police station, three policemen were feared killed, while two were feared killed at the Divisional Police Headquarters in Rumuji. A security vehicle was also reportedly burnt.
Also, a checkpoint of a security outfit called C-4-i along the East-West Road was also attacked, even as two security operatives were feared killed there.
The attacks which took place about 10pm on Friday threw the communities into panic, even as an inter-state and intra-state curfew was imposed by Governor Nyesom Wike in the wake of security threats.
Spokesman for the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the attack but said he would make details available after visiting the areas attacked.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Eboka Friday, was leading a team to the place when our correspondent spoke with him on Saturday morning.
“Yes, that is what we heard. I am on my way to the place. I want to confirm it myself,” CP Friday said.