Crime

Gunmen kill police inspector, cart away gun, baret

Gunmen have killed an inspector in the Nigeria Police Force and carted away his rifle, and beret in Rivers State.

It was gathered that the incident happened around the Oroworukwo-Olu Obasanjo area of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, Friday night.

A source in the area, who preferred anonymity, disclosed that the said killers were driving in a grey colour 2005 Toyota Corolla and had stopped when they sighted the armed policemen attacking him.

The source said the killers had shot their target, picked his AK-47 rifle and cap, and immediately drove off the scene to an unknown destination.

Confirming the development, the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Grace Iringe-Koko, said the officer is serving in Bayelsa State and had accompanied a ‘big man’ to Rivers State before the gunmen struck.

Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police, who regretted the development noted that an investigation has begun to unmask and arrest the devil-minded killers.

She said: “At about 2030hrs information was received that one inspector ‘m’ attached to Department of Operations, Yenegoa Bayelsa State was fatally shot on the head while escorting his principal around Landmark Hotel at Oroworukwo-Olu Obasanjo Port Harcourt.

“His rifle and beret were carted away. Patrol teams were immediately mobilized to the scene. Effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing hoodlums and recover the rifle. The corpse of the victim has been deposited at Military Hospital Port Harcourt for autopsy. Further development will be communicated.

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