Gunmen have killed two policemen on a stop-and-search duty at Diobu axis of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
A Commander of a local vigilant group in the area, Phalga Security Watch, Victor Ohaji, said the deceased policemen, who were attached to the Mile One Police Division, were gunned down on Okija Street.
Ohaji said the hoodlums drove their vehicle to the checkpoint, attempted to make a u-turn after sighting the policemen but opened fire on two of the security agents, who tried to block them.
He said the vigilant group needed assistance in the yuletide to fight crimes in the area.
Read Also: Gunmen abduct two Edo pupils
The Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the attack and said the hoodlums snatched the AK47 rifle of one of the victims.
Omoni said a Toyota Corolla car used by the gunmen during the operation was abandoned, adding that the Commissioner of Police had ordered investigations into the incident.
He said: “I can confirm the attack on our men posted to Okija street on stop and Search by unknown gunmen last night. Two Police officers were killed.
“Investigation has been ordered by the CP. One Toyota COROLLA with Reg.no Rivers ABU 380 AW used by the attackers was abandoned. One AK47 Rifle belonging to one of the Officers carted away”.