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Gunmen kill three policemen in Rivers, abduct oil coy MD

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Gunmen have killed three policemen on escort duty at the Rumuokoro axis of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, according to reports.

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The gunmen then abducted the Managing Director of an oil and gas company in Port Harcourt, the state capital, who is yet to be identified.

The police officers were in a Hilux vehicle when their attackers opened fire.

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The gunmen had blocked the vehicle in which the top oil worker was, then rained bullets on the other one which conveyed the deceased police officers.

When contacted, spokesperson of the State police command, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident, saying full-scale investigation had been launched.

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“Yes, it is true that three policemen were killed. It is very unfortunate. They were providing escort for the oil company workers when the incident happened.

“But we are on it and an investigation has been launched immediately into the incident with a view to apprehend the suspects,” Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police, said.

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