Armed men suspected to be kidnappers on Thursday, November 24, killed three police officers serving as escorts to the managing director of an oil company at Rumuokoro area of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The armed men were reported to have opened fire on the convoy of the MD, killing his police escorts and then whisked him away. The police officers were in a Hilux vehicle when their attackers opened fire.
Eyewitnesses say the gunmen blocked the vehicle in which the top oil worker was in before they rained bullets on the other one which conveyed the deceased police officers.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, said a full-scale investigation has been launched.
“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,” she said