Details of the ugly development were hazy at press time. But eye witnesses said the anti riot Policemen were on motor bike when some men suspected to be armed robbers opened fire on them. They reportedly died on the spot.
The incident caused panic in the area as traders and others at the Mile one market scampered for safety. “We saw the deceased Mobile Policemen on the ground after they were shot dead”, a source told the Vanguard.
Continuing, eye witnesses said the Police later came with a patrol vehicle to remove the corpses.
It could not be confirmed if the deceased anti riot Policemen were carrying rifles when they were shot dead. But Vanguard gathered that the incident occurred at about 7am.
Confirming the incident to the Vanguard, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ben Ugwuegbulam said the men were on foot patrol when the robbers shot them dead.
Lamenting the loss he said the Police were on their trail and would certainly track them.