Monday, 9 May 2016

Police confirms killing of 5 mobile policemen in Rivers state

Four policemen attached to 30 mobile police force (MPF) of the Nigerian police in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, were killed in an ambush at Okobie, Ahoada West local government area of Rivers state in the early hours of today, Monday April 6.

Confirming the development, Ahmad Muhammad, police public relations officers in Rivers, described the incident as “sad”, saying the force was on the trail of the assailants.

“We are deeply pained by the senseless and barbaric killing of our colleagues attached to 30 PMF, Yenagoa, who were ambushed in the early hours of Monday at Okobie enroute Yenagoa,” he said in a statement.

“Today’s tragedy again highlighted the enormous calamity we face and witness in the course of our job. We put our lives on line everyday to confront crime and violence in our communities.”

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