Police in Cross River State has confirmed that two policemen had been shot lifeless on Wednesday morning at Obubra native authorities space of the state.
A press assertion signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Irene Ugbo stated the Command wished to make clear info circulating in information media.
The PPRO stated the Command condemns the unlucky assault on policemen by unknown gunmen at a checkpoint in Obubra native authorities, within the early hours of Wednesday.
She stated opposite to rumours that six policemen died within the assault, solely two officers truly misplaced their lives.
“The Command hereby refutes the trending information making the rounds in some quarters that six policemen had been killed within the stated assault. The press assertion is hereby issued to clear the air that two policemen misplaced their lives, one injured and responding to therapy
“In the meantime, the Commissioner of Police, CP S. Ok. Akande requires calm whereas frantic effort is ongoing to get to the foundation of this incident.
“The Command enjoins residents and properly significant Cross Riverians to view safety as a collective enterprise by sharing real info with the police.
“We’re resolute to creating Cross River State peaceable for all and confront this safety monster within the state headlong please’ the assertion added.
Police verify demise of two policemen after assault at checkpoint in Cross River