Two Mobile Police officers were shot to death by unknown gunmen and their guns taken away along Timber-by Ojoto road within Mile 2 Diobu Port Harcourt, in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Our correspondent who have visited the scene of the incident gathered that the two Mobile Police officers were inside a Camry Toyota Car accompanying a vehicle conveying cash to bank when unknown gunmen ambushed them.
The two civilians who sustained gun wounds were the drivers of both vehicles used to convey the money and have been rushed to hospital while the two Mobile Police officer were first taken to the Ilabuchi-Azikiwe police station before moving them to the mortuary.
A source told our correspondent that late police officers where attached to a liquor distributor around Timber/Ojoto street Mile 2 Diobu in port Harcourt and Their riffles were also collected by the fleeing gunmen.
Owner of the liquor distribution company is simply identified as “Paddy Man” located at Nwachukwu by Ojoto street Mile 2 Diobu, who is still traumatized as at the time of filling this report said information reaching him has it that the gunmen double crossed the vehicle conveying money to bank around Timber/Ojoto street mile 2 and in exchange of gunfire, two police officers were killed.
Meanwhile The spokesman of Diobu Vigilante Group, PRINCE AMATARI-BIPELIDEI who also confirmed the incident to our correspondent said the people were surprise at the activities of the gunmen who he said shot sporadically after killing the Mobile Police Officers and taken away undisclosed amount of cash from the victims. He said my worries is that when these boys are arrested the next day you see them out and committing same crime.
He continued ‘’now two police men have been shot, I didn’t see the civil societies people protesting, if it’s a police that kills an armed robber they(Civil societies) will come out in their numbers to protest and call names.
AMATARI-BIPELIDEI however blamed delay on establishment of Neighborhood Safety Corps or even equipping the Local Vigilante to meet up with the prevailing insecurity in the state, he said until government make haste to equip those who know and have all it takes to fight the crime from the grass root, insecurity may continue to increase in the state