A report reaching Naija News at this time has it that some gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have killed a SARS Officer in Rivers State.
This is coming a week after we reported a story that SARS officials in Oyo State had refused to arrest an alleged thief in Ogbomoso.
The suspected thief was alleged to have stolen a sum of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200,000) and was beaten to point of death by some angry mob.
According to a report on Punch, some gunmen suspected to arm robbers on Sunday killed a personnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Mgbushi, Rukpokwu community in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Naija News learnt that the SARS officer was gunned down by the gunmen who were said to be passing on the road where he was controlling traffic to free a gridlock.
According to a source who disclosed the incident, he said that the criminals when confronted by some other officers of the SARS in a gun battle, left their vehicle and fled barefooted.
“The SARS official was at Mgbushi in Rukpokwu community, controlling traffic because there was heavy traffic on the road that evening, around 6pm. When they were close to the SARS man, the armed robbers opened fire and killed him.”
“Other SARS men rushed to the scene after the attack and engaged the robbers in a fierce gun battle, the robbers later abandoned their vehicle and escaped on foot.” He said.
Also responding to the incident, spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident saying; “One of our men was killed as a result of a surprise attack from armed robbers. The robbers took to their heels, abandoning their operational vehicle, which we have recovered. Investigation has commenced.”
Source: Naija News