Police In Rivers State Confirm Attack On Personnel

The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed an attack on two of its Inspectors on Saturday, 16th December 2023.

A statement on Sunday, 17th December 2023 signed by the Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, said that Police Command on December 17th, 2023, at about 1500 hrs received a message from DPO Rumukpakani Division that one hoodlum, ‘M,’ identity yet unknown, ran towards Inspector Ade Rotimi attached to the APC pin-down point by Ada Gorge Road with three others, suddenly stabbed him multiple times on his head, and collected his rifle.

The command spokesperson further said that the hoodlum also injured one inspector, Bala Yusuf on his hand and ran towards the Boro Pit Area. He started firing indiscriminately and shot a man yet to be identified.

The statement read, “He was given a hot chase by the policemen on duty, and he became more violent. Therefore, officers fired to subdue him.

“The snatched rifle was recovered from him, while the injured hoodlum, the lifeless body of the person he shot, and the two injured police officers were taken to the hospital.
“The two unknown persons shot were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty, while the corpses were deposited at UPTH Mortuary for autopsy.

“The two police officers are responding to treatment at the hospital while an investigation is ongoing.