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Gunmen Kidnap SAN, Kill 2 Aides, Injure 3 Policemen In Rivers

Gunmen reportedly in military camouflage have abducted a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), killed two of his aide and shot three police attached to him in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

New Telegraph gathered that the cops who sustained various degrees of injuries in the attack have been hospitalized.

According to a source privy to the incident, the kidnappers carried out the crime on Monday around 3 pm while wearing military camouflage.

The source said the abductors had trailed the SAN and his escorts for a while, but that they launched their attack around the Obiri-Ikwerre interchange in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

The source added that a personal aide and driver to the SAN were shot and killed in the incident and the policemen escorting them only sustained injuries.

he said the kidnappers had shot at the tire of the police van carrying the policemen, causing the driver of the van to lose control.

The source said the car somersaulted after the driver lost control, following the sudden deflation of the car tire.

The source said: “This afternoon, kidnappers kidnapped a senior lawyer around the Obiri-Ikwerre interchange. The criminals shot at a police van escorting the SAN.

“They killed the driver of the lawyer and another of his aide. They kidnapped the man and ran off. Three policemen that were with them in another van had an accident because the criminals shot their tire before going for their target.”

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the kidnap.
She noted that no policemen died in the incident, as the hoodlums killed aides to the kidnap victim.

Iringe-Koko said the police escort sustained injuries and has been hospitalized.

She said the Commissioner of Police in the state has made adequate police mobilization to ensure the unconditional release of the kidnapped victim.

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