Two policemen and a driver were killed around Woji in Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers state after suspected kidnappers ambushed their vehicle and in the shoot out, abducted an expatriate.
According to an eyewitnesses, the expatriate and his entourage were driving along the road when the gunmen came out of the bush and started shooting sporadically. The security agents and the driver were killled, before they abducted the expatriate.
According to Reginald, two passers-by sustained bullet wounds in the incident that lasted less than 15 minutes.
Confirming the attack, the Spokesman of the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), confirmed the death of two policemen, adding that a victim is recuperating in hospital. He however denied that an expatriate was kidnapped.