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Insecurity: Gov. Wike reacts as gunmen attack police stations, kill 7 officers in Rivers

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has reacted to the latest assaults on police formations and killing of officers within the State.

The Governor mentioned the assaults have been carried out by these he described as unidentified gunmen, including that these folks “are bent on plunging Nigeria into one other unwarranted disaster.”

Seven law enforcement officials have been killed at completely different factors within the State between Friday and Saturday.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Nnamdi Omoni, in an announcement on the weekend mentioned that the assault which occurred at 8:30pm, on Friday was carried out by “unknown gunmen who drove in two branded Hilic vans.”

Omoni mentioned two policemen have been killed by the gunmen at a particular checkpoint between Choba group in Obio/Akpor and Emohua Native Authorities Areas and burnt a non-public automobile belonging to one of many officers.

The Rivers Police Spokesman mentioned the second assault was launched on a police station in Rumuji, a city alongside the Bayelsa axis of the East west street in Emohua LGA and dropped two extra policemen useless and set a police patrol van ablaze.

Based on the PPRO, the third assault was launched on one other police station in Elimgbu Group in Obio/Akpor LGA, the place three extra law enforcement officials have been killed.

Omoni, nevertheless, disclosed that the officers on the Rumuji police station have been capable of put up a “sturdy resistance” and within the course of, “fatally wounded two of the attackers who died on the spot.”

Omoni added that, in Elimgbu the officers there additionally engaged the attackers in a gunfight which pressured the hoodlums to “abandon their bullet ridden Hilux van, whereas they escaped with varied levels of gunshot wounds with a snatched sienna bus.”

Wike’s assertion signed by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, mentioned, “He, on behalf of the Authorities and other people of Rivers State, expressed his deepest condolences to the households of the Policemen and the Rivers State Police Command.”

The Governor referred to as on residents to be calm, including that “the Safety Council has taken measures to safe the State.”

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