On Friday morning, April 7, 2023, unidentified gunmen shot and killed a police officer who was on duty at a checkpoint along Marine Base in Port Harcourt, River State.
It was learned that the gunmen in a Salon car passed the checkpoint and opened fire on the police officers, who were sitting under an umbrella, but only one officer was hit.
Punch was informed by a local source that the gunmen were approaching the checkpoint from one of the adjacent streets.
“This morning, I was sitting at my shop taking care of customers. The following moment, people began to run. I don’t know who fired, but there was shooting. She continued, “The incident caused pandemonium as commuters, motorists, and even traders scampered to safety. Later, police operatives started gathering, and the bad guys killed a policeman.”
The representative of the state police order, SP Beauty Iringe-Koko, who affirmed the episode, said agents were on the path of the escaping suspects.
According to the PPRO, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Okon Effiong, had directed the gunmen to be arrested right away.
“Yes, the command is aware, and we have launched a search for the daring con artists in order to bring them to justice. Additionally, all police divisions and tactical units have been notified to keep an eye out. Marine Base is back to normal. She went on.