Unknown gunmen have attacked the Rumuji police station in Emohua local government area of Rivers State on Friday night, with no fewer than seven security operatives feared killed.
It was learnt that the attackers beheaded one Police officer during the attack. It was also gathered that the gunmen attacked and killed one police personnel at a checkpoint point at Ogbakiri junction in the same local government.
The checkpoint of the recently relaunched C4i police formation located at the Emohua axis of the East west road in Port Harcourt was also destoryed. And three operatives were feared killed there.
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These attacks were carried out around 10pm on Friday, when the curfew declared by the Rivers state government had taken effect.
A source, who confirmed the incident, said the gunmen started shooting from Aluu in Ikwerre local government area of the State before proceeding to their targets.
A 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, led 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 told The PUNCH.
In recent times Rivers State has witnessed series of attacks on security formations in the State, leading to the declaration of the night curfew from 10pm to 6am daily.