Police begin manhunt for cop killers in Rivers

The Police in Rivers State has launched a manhunt for the killers of a Police Inspector whose unit was ambushed and attacked by a faceless group of gunmen on Sunday night.

Spokesman of the state Police Command, SP Nnamdi Omoni made the disclosure in a statement on Monday following the incident.

Omoni noted that the state Commissioner of Police Joseph Mukan had ordered an investigation into the incident and issued a marching order to all the tactical units to identify and apprehend the perpetrators without delay.

Recall that a team of policemen from the Borikiri Division in Port Harcourt on a pin-down point at Captain Amangala Junction were on Sunday night ambushed and attacked by unknown gunmen numbering about 17, killing one cop, injuring others and stole a rifle.

The Command spokesman explained that at the wake of the attack the police patrol vehicle belonging to the attacked team was riddled with bullet holes. He said the corpse of the cop has been evacuated and deposited in a mortuary for autopsy.

Omoni said, “I can confirm the unfortunate and mindless attack last night on our Personnel from Borikiri Division, posted on a Pin-Down Point at Capt Amangala Junction, Borikiri Port Harcourt.

“While on duty, unknown gunmen numbering about 17 launched a surprise attack on them, leading to the death of an Inspector of Police, while others sustained gunshot wounds. The Police Patrol Vehicle belonging to the Team was riddled with bullet holes. The Corpse of the late Inspector has been evacuated and deposited in Mortuary for Autopsy.

“In the meantime,  the CP has ordered a serious manhunt for the perpetrators, with the marching order to all the Tactical Units to identify and apprehend them without delay. The Area is under close monitoring.”

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