VANTAGE NEWS reports that unknown gunmen on Sunday, attacked security checkpoints along the Port Harcourt-Owerri road, Ikwerre LGA of Rivers state and killed eight security operatives.
The gunmen also razed vehicles belonging to the security operatives in the attacks.
VANTAGE NEWS learnt that the gunmen attacked two checkpoints — one for the Nigeria Customs Service and another manned by officers of the Joint Task Force.
Nigerians on twitter are reacting.
Yesterday’s journey omo! From onitsha to ph was like 6 hrs. Got to one place in imo, they were fighting. Everybody japa🏃♀️then finally got ph, unknown pipo were shooting. the rest is history 🏃🏻♂️ All i know is, i entered sienna in onitsha, nah bus carry me reach house. Thank God
— Ceenthia👸🏽✨ (@_cee__cee) April 26, 2021
It's scary travelling through imo state and rivers state these days.
— POST JACKSON BJORN🇳🇬 (@esumo17) April 26, 2021
UPDATED: Gunmen kill nine security operatives in Rivers. Police begin investigation to unravel killers
APC condemn killing of security men. Unidentified gunmen have allegedly killed eight security operatives in Rivers State.
— Maria Eke (@mariaeke) April 25, 2021
VIA @Austynzogs: 8 security men were killed last night when unknown gunmen attacked the security check points along Omagwa to Elele road,Rivers State. Out of the 8 personnel killed, 3 of them are Airforce personnel, 3 are Customs personnel while 2 are policemen. Some were…
— Traffic Updates + Useful Info (@trafficbutter) April 25, 2021
I want peace in Rivers State o
— Favour Whyte (@IAmFavourWhyte) April 25, 2021