Cross River State Command of the Nigeria Police Force revealed two of its officers were killed on Wednesday, March 3 by yet to be identified gunmen.
The state force spokesperson, Irene Ugbo, who spoke with reporters on the incident a few moments ago recounts that the sad development brings to six the number of personnel killed in the last six days in the state.
Naija News understands that the newly reported killing of the police officers happened in Obubra, in the central part of the South-South State, coming a few days after the murder of four officers in Calabar by unknown assailants.
“We lost two of our policemen, one is being hospitalised,” said Ugbo, a deputy superintendent of police.
Her statement reads: “Early this morning, the CP has deployed men, so our tactical team is there, we are waiting for the outcome of the operation.
“The information we got was that during the operation (attack by the gunmen), the bad boys would shout one particular thing – IPOB and all that.
When asked by a journalist if she thought these were coordinated attacks on the police in the state, Ms Ugbo said: “We wouldn’t know what these people want because some days ago some of our men were killed in Calabar, and now this one is happening. I think it’s a planned thing, they are up to something which we need to tackle quickly.
“But if we don’t get information, how are we going to tackle it, this thing could continue to reoccur,” she added.
Meanwhile, some yet to be identified gunmen suspected to be bandits has reportedly kidnapped the wife of the elder brother to Sokoto State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Bashir Usman Gorau.
Naija News reports that the commissioner confirmed the development himself on his Facebook account on Wednesday morning, March 3.