Gunmen have killed two policemen in Rivers State.

The dead Police officers , who manned a checkpoint close to Eternal filling station, along Psychiatric road, Rumuigbo, were killed on Wednesday morning. One other officer sustained injury in the attack.

The gunmen took guns of the 3 policemen, and zoomed off after the shooting.

Eye witnesses told Bounce News that gunmen were in a Toyota Sport Utility Vehicle and had opened fire on the officers at close range.

Two of the police officers were said to have died on the spot

The policeman who sustained serious gunshot injuries was later rushed to a hospital after the gunmen had left.

“The incident happened early on Wednesday. The gunmen were in a Toyota SUV and opened fire on the patrol vehicle of the policemen. Two died immediately. The third person was seriously injured, but he was rushed to a hospital,”  one of the eye witnesses said.

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When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident and said the policeman, who was injured, was in a critical condition.

“It happened after 12 midnight. The policemen were shot and two of them died. The one that was injured is currently in a hospital, but in a critical condition,” Omoni said.

The state police spokesman, however, pointed out that investigation had started into the matter, adding that the vehicle used by the hoodlums had been identified.

Omoni explained that no stone would be left unturned by the state police command, to apprehend those behind the dastardly act.

It will be recalled that the Divisional Police Officer of Rumuolumini Police Station in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Kingsley Chuikwueggu, was murdered in April 2018 by suspected kidnappers and armed robbers in Abia State.

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