Two persons killed in Rivers State, as man snatches gun from policeman

Report from Rivers State has it that people ran helter skelter on Saturday, at Chinda/Ada George road when a man simply identified as Nuhu, allegedly snatched an Ak 47 rifle from one of the conventional security guards attached to the house of ex-Governor in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Daily Sun reported that Nuhu, a popular scavenger suspected to have taken hard drug (Colos) ran with the Ak 47 rifle he snatched from the security personnel to Location Road off Chinda Way, Mile 4, opposite a burrow pit, where he began to shoot indiscriminately.Ezoic

According to Daily Sun, an eyewitness said the sporadic shooting resulted to the killing of a man, who was also a scavenger, while others scampered for safety.Ezoic

The source, who gave his name as Julius Wariboko, disclosed that Police officers arrived the scene after Nuhu had reportedly shot a man dead and the suspect (Nuhu) engaged the Police officers in shoot out but was gunned down; while the AK 47 rifle was retrieved by the security operative.Ezoic

The source revealed that Police officers from Rupakani (Ada George Police Division) and other officers came to retrieve the two corpses.

Further report said that before Nuhu went to snatch the AK 47 rifle from the security guard, he had chased other of ethnic brothers with dagger.Ezoic

State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Grace Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police (SP), was said to have confirmed the shooting incident to journalists.

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