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In Okpulor village, Iriebe community of Obio-Akpor local government area of Rivers State, a joint squad accused of being uncover security forces shot five gunmen, including Uchechi Enyioma, an auxiliary nurse.
According to an unconfirmed source, the five people were killed by a tactical squad of undercover cops who raided the hideout where the escaping injured gunmen accused of being among those who killed seven cops were getting medical treatment.
The Auxiliary Nurse was said to be sheltering and treating four unnamed men who had gunshot wounds on them.
The men are accused of carrying out assaults on police formations in the state last week, resulting in the deaths of seven officers.
According to sources, neighbours who saw the gunmen enter the nurse’s apartment with weapons notified police agents, who arrived and surrounded the compound.
They broke into the apartment and shot four persons, including Uchechi dead while another who tried to escape by trying to scale a fence was also shot dead.
Speaking on the development when contacted, Mr. Friday Eboka, the Commissioner of Police stated that the people who carried out the act were not policemen.
Eboka said before the District Police Officer (DPO) in charge of the area and his men could get to the scene, the killers had concluded their mission and fled.
He explained further that policemen who rushed to the scene, only saw the five dead bodies and later recovered many charms.
He said: “That matter was reported at Oyibo Police Station. The people involved are not policemen. We heard that four of them were taking treatment in a clinic before the unknown armed men went there with two Hilux vans and a Sienna.
“They went there and people heard gunshots. Before police could get there, the gunmen entered their vehicle and drove away. The policemen met dead bodies of the four guys and the young woman (nurse). I told the DPO to move those dead bodies while we investigate the matter.
“But, obviously, they are not Policemen. If there must be an operation by Police, it must be reported at the nearest Police Station. The people that carried out the act are not Policemen. It was unknown armed men and not Policemen.
“The people they killed were actually receiving treatment of their gun wounds. When the DPO got there, they recovered the receipt of their treatment. They recovered charms. They were receiving treatment for gun wounds. The people that killed them are not Policemen,”
Governor Nyesom Wike declared that some of the gunmen who killed state security personnel had been arrested and will be charged in court.
According to sources, four of the victims were reportedly among the gunmen who killed seven police officers in the state last week before fleeing with bullet wounds.