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  • Updated: June 30, 2022

Gunmen Kill ASP In Rivers, Police Launch Manhunt

Unidentified gunmen have killed as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Chris Josiah, in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State.

It was gathered that the officer attached to the Rivers State Police Command was ambushed by the assailants while returning from work in the Oyigbo area on Tuesday.

In a statement on Thursday, the Police spokesman in the state, Grace Iringe-Koko said that the efforts are on to ensure that the culprits were brought to book.

“He was returning to his house after work around 9 pm or so when they ambushed him. We will ensure they are fished out.

"The operative sustained injuries from gunshots and later died in the hospital and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack on the policeman."

DSP Grace Iringe-Koko said the cop was ambushed and shot dead in his Lexus RX 300 jeep by 5 masked assailants along the Assemblies of God Church Road in Obeama community while driving home from the Afam divisional police station where he was serving.

According to her, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Eboka Friday, has ordered a massive deployment of personnel to Oyigbo with the intention of bringing the perpetrators to justice.

This is even as the CP warned perpetrators that further attacks on police officers would not be tolerated.

“Already, the commissioner of police has ordered a full-scale investigation into the incident to ensure that the perpetrators are identified and brought to book.”

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