An attack by suspected gunmen of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on two security checkpoints in Rivers State has left not less than eight security operatives dead.
The attack was said to have happened on Saturday evening at about 11.30pm at two joint security checkpoints along the Airport Road, Omahwa in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Those killed according to reports include two soldiers, three customs operatives, and three police officers.
The gunmen who carried out the attack were said to have been in military uniform, making it difficult for the security operatives to suspect an attack.
Sources quoted by Punch said the attacks were launched simultaneously on the two security locations.
The source said, “Two burnt corpses were recovered at the JTF checkpoint. While three were recovered at the Customs checkpoint and three other dead corpses were also recovered at the scene.”
When contacted, spokesman for the state police command, Nnamdi Omoni, said an official statement on the incident would be made public soon.
Meanwhile, gunmen suspected to bandits on Sunday shot a worshipper dead after invading a church in Chukun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
It was gathered that the bandits abducted some worshippers, while others sustained injuries.
This is coming after corpses of three students of Greenfield University, a private institution in Chukun LGA, were found three days after their abduction.
Gunmen had abducted many students after killing the security guard at the school on Tuesday night.
Source: Naija News