Gunmen kill police officer in Port Harcourt, cart away rifles

Unknown gunmen on Sunday night shot and killed a police officer from the Borikiri police station in Port Harcourt during a surprise attack that left two other officers wounded.

Sources told theportcitynews that the police team was on a stop and search routine operation when the gunmen in a vehicle opened fire on them.

The incident occurred at Captain Amangala Junction in Borikiri.

Two rifles belonging to the officers were also carted away by the attackers.

The Spokesperson of the Police in Rivers Stae, SP Nnamdi Omoni in a statement said the Commissioner of Police in the State, Joseph Mukan has given a marching order to all tactical units to arrest the perpetrators of the crime immediately.

He further revealed that the Corpse of the late Inspector has been evacuated and deposited in a mortuary for autopsy.

The attack on the police officers is coming barely 24 hours after a Police Sergeant, Ibrahim Odege, and a civilian, Sampson Inomoghe were arrested at the Elekahia Housing Estate in Port Harcourt while robbing residents of their valuables at gunpoint at about 10pm on Saturday.