In a replica of the sounds of guns in invaded Ukraine, it was amidst a serene atmosphere, filled with thunderous sporadic gunfire, yesterday, in Port Harcourt, when heavily armed men launched an attack on a certain convoy.
The criminals reportedly struck around 3 pm, on top of the recently constructed Rumuokoro Flyover, in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state, shooting sporadically at moving cars.
According to Vanguard, four policemen, reportedly lost their lives during the attack, while the gunmen kidnapped a man and carted away an undisclosed amount of money.
It was further learned that the criminals had arrived at the scene earlier and hanged on for their victims and that the bandits operated successfully without interference from any counterforce.
An eyewitness said the development caused panic, adding that the criminals whisked away the yet-to-be-known personality whom the policemen were providing security for after killing four policemen in the convoy.
He said: “This afternoon, around 3 pm we heard gunshots on top of the flyover. We earlier thought it was security men that were shooting because they were in military uniform.
“The shooting continued while cars that were at the foot of the flyover have to stop. The boys killed four policemen that were escorting a big man.
“They carried money from that convoy and kidnapped the big man. After that, they entered their car and drove off.
“The State Police Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-Koko, who confirmed the attack, said three policemen were involved, adding that there were not many details on what transpired.