Monday 9 May 2016
Rivers of Blood? Gunmen Kill Five Policemen in Rivers State, South-South Nigeria
Punch newspaper reports that unknown gunmen in the early hours of Monday killed five policemen, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr. Nasiru Halidu (DSP).
The said policemen were ambushed by their assailants in Okobe, Ahoada West LGA of Rivers State, along the East-West road at about 3am.
The victims were coming from Yobe State where they went on a special duty and were on their way back to Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital when they were attacked.
State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ahmad Muhammad, who was almost in tears while confirming the incident, described the development as a sad one.