Gunmen Kill 4 Policemen, 1 Soldier In A Check Point Attack

Unknown gunmen on Tuesday attacked Joint security task force in Obubra axis of the Calabar-Ikom highway in Cross River State, killing four policemen and one soldier.

 

The intervention of soldiers reinforcement, which engaged the in a cross-fire with the gunmen restored normalcy to the troubled spot, local source told Nationalwatchng.

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The local source said “it was around 11.pm on Tuesday along Ofotura where 2 officers were shot and killed while another 4 officers were also killed at Oyadama check point. They assailants were believed to have started from Nko axis of the highway attacking checkpoints into the Obubra axis.

 

They drove in a commercial vehicle suspected to have been snatched for the operation and abandoned at the checkpoint where the Army cross gun firepower forced them to abandon it flee into the nearby bush.”

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The Cross River State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed in attack said, two policemen were killed.

 

She revealed that manhunt has been initiated against the gunmen



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