Unknown gunmen kill 3 policemen at Rumuigbo

Three policemen who manned a checkpoint close to Eternal filling station, along Psychiatric road, Rumuigbo, were on Wednesday morning killed by unknown gunmen.

Theportcitynews.com gathered that the gunmen also escaped with guns belonging the 3 policemen.

The shooting is coming a few days after gunmen shot and killed 2 policemen in a vicious attack on a police patrol vehicle in the Rumuosi area.

Sources said the gunmen operated in a Toyota Sport Utility Vehicle and had opened fire on the patrol vehicle at close range, leaving two of the three occupants of the van with no chance of survival.

A security source told our correspondent that the hoodlums left the scene immediately, adding that the policeman who sustained serious gunshot injuries was later rushed to a hospital.

“The incident happened early on Wednesday. The gunmen were in a Toyota SUV and opened fire on the patrol vehicle of the policemen. Two died immediately. The third person was seriously injured, but he was rushed to a hospital,” the source said.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident and said the policeman, who was injured, was in a critical condition.

“It happened after 12 midnight. The policemen were shot and two of them died. The one that was injured is currently in a hospital, but in a critical condition,” Omoni said.

The state police spokesman, however, pointed out that investigation had begun into the matter, adding that the vehicle used by the hoodlums had been identified.

Omoni further explained that no stone would be left unturned by the state police command, to apprehend those behind the dastardly act.