Just In: Gunmen Kill Six Policemen, Cart Away Arms


Unknown gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday (today) reportedly killed six policemen at Obubra in central Cross River State and carted away their arms.

This is coming a week after four officers were killed in Calabar.

A source in the area identified as Ebokpo told newsmen that the gunmen driving in a sienna car attacked policemen at a checkpoint at Onyadama and killed four of them and also took away their weapons.

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He said the gunmen also made away with the policemen gun and abandoned the sienna car, snatched another vehicle and drove away.

“The same gang drove down to Ofatura checkpoint and shot sporadically and the policemen at the checkpoint took to their heels but two were shot at the back and they died.

“One of the policemen killed in Ofatura is called Raymond and is from that village. People are really wailing here,” he said.

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Another source at the Obubra junction, some three kilometres away from Ofatura said there was an exchange of gunfire with soldiers at the military checkpoint and a soldier was shot at the arm.

“They started from Onyadama, moved to Ofatura and headed to Obubra junction and now going towards Ikom. We do not know their mission ,” the source added.

Police Public Relations Officer in Cross River State, Ms Irene Ugbo, said “That is what I heard but we are trying to very what really happened. You people should wait for abeg.”

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