GUNMEN RAIN BULLETS ON POLICE TEAM, KILL INSPECTOR, STEAL WEAPONS IN RIVERS

Written by on January 19, 2021

A POLICE INSPECTOR HAS BEEN KILLED WHILE HIS COLLEAGUES ARE BATTLING TO SURVIVE AS A RESULT OF AN ATTACK INFLICTED ON THEM BY YET TO BE IDENTIFIED GUNMEN ON SUNDAY AT CAPTAIN AMANGALA STREET, IN THE BOROKIRI AXIS OF PORT  HARCOURT, THE CAPITAL OF RIVERS STATE.

EYEWITNESSES SAID ABOUT 17 GUNMEN WERE INVOLVED IN THE ATTACK ON THE POLICE TEAM WHICH TOOK PLACE AROUND 8.30 PM ON SUNDAY.

RESIDENTS OF THE AREA WERE FORCED TO RUN FOR COVER AS THE GUNMEN RAINED BULLETS ON THE VEHICLE OF THE POLICEMEN IN AN OBVIOUSLY WELL PLANNED ATTACK.

IT  WAS LEARNT THAT AFTER SHOOTING THE OFFICERS, THE GUNMEN TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE ENSUING COMMOTION TO CART UNSPECIFIED QUANTITY OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION BELONGING TO THE POLICE.

POLICE SOURCES CLAIMED THAT THE KILLERS CAME IN THROUGH ORUPOLO WATERFRONT WHERE THEY ANCHORED THEIR WAITING SPEEDBOATS.

THE REASON FOR THE SEEMING UNPROVOKED ATTACK ON THE POLICE IS NOT KNOWN AS AT THE TIME OF FILING IN THIS STORY.

BUT SOME SOURCES CLAIMED THAT THE ATTACKERS MAY HAVE BEEN EITHER OIL THIEVES, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS ‘KPONFIRE’ OR THE HOODLUMS THEY SPONSORED IN REVENGE AGAINST ALLEGED EXTORTIONS BY THE POLICE BECAUSE OF THEIR ILLEGAL TRADE.


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