Four unidentified Police officers have been shot and killed by hoodlums in Cross River State on Thursday, February 25, 2021.
It was reported that two inspectors and two sergeants died as a result of fatal bullet wounds on Thursday morning at a Checkpoint along MCC – Idundung road, Calabar Municipality Local government area.
The tragic incident happened at 12:50 am. The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Irene Ugbo confirmed the incident. She also said that the command is mourning the loss of its officers.
In her words:
“It is quite unfortunate and we feel really sad and in mourning mood about the death of the four officers who lost their lives.
“We are investigating the matter and will surely root out the culprits no matter how far they run or hide, we must get them that I can assure you,”
An anonymous eyewitness told Vanguard that the incident took place at about 1: 00 am.
“I stay just 100 meters away from the Police Checkpoint where the incident occurred, just when i finished watering my garden of vegetables at about 11 pm and went to bed, at about 12: 50am I started hearing gunshots.
“It lasted for a few minutes and more than the usual because they usually shot in the air at night as a way to show they were on guard. When we woke up this morning was when we realized that four police have been killed and two rifles carted away.
“A joint team had come to inspect the place and also pick up the remaining two rifles at the scene of the incident,” he said.