At least seven policemen have been feared killed as gunmen on Friday night attacked security checkpoints and police stations in Rivers State.

EyewitnessMedia gathered that the hoodlums attacked a police station along the Rumuji axis of the East-West Road in the state, while the Rumuji police station in Emuoha Local Government Area was also torched with two policemen feared killed, while some vehicles were burnt.

They equally attacked a police checkpoint at Ogbakiri junction in the Emuoha LGA with two policemen feared killed and a vehicle burnt.

A checkpoint of the security outfit called C-4-i along the East-West Road was also attacked, even as three operatives were feared killed there.

Spokesman for the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the attack but said he would make details available after visiting the areas attacked.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Eboka Friday, was leading a team to the place when our correspondent spoke with him on Saturday morning.

“Yes, that is what we heard. I am on my way to the place. I want to confirm it myself,” CP Friday told newsmen.

 

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