Five police officers were ambushed and killed by unknown gunmen. A Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr. Nasiru Halidu was also killed in the attack.
The incident happened in the early hours of Monday. The policemen were ambushed by their assailants in Okobe, Ahoada West LGA of Rivers State, along the East-West road at about 3am.
The victims were coming from Yobe State where they went on a special duty and were on their way back to Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital when they were attacked.
State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ahmad Muhammad, who was almost in tears while confirming the incident, described the development as a sad one.
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