Some gunmen on Wednesday were reported to have started an attack on a police patrol vehicle in Rivers State, killing two policemen and injuring another.
The two policemen were said to have died during the attack, which occurred around 12.10am on Ada George Road in Port Harcourt.
Sources said the gunmen were in a Toyota Sport Utility Vehicle and had opened fire on the patrol vehicle at close range, leaving two of the three occupants of the van with no chance of survival.
A security source said that the hoodlums left the scene immediately, adding that the policeman who sustained serious gunshot injuries was later rushed to a hospital.
“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,” the source said.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident and said the policeman, who was injured, was in a critical condition.