Eight killed as Gunmen attack two JTF checkpoints in Rivers

Another big blow for Nigeria security agencies as eight security operatives were feared killed when gunmen attacked two checkpoints in Rivers state.

According to reports, the twin attacks took place at the checkpoints along Airport Road, Omagwa in the Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state, and the Nigeria Customs Checkpoint at Isiokpo, also in Ikwerre LGA around 11:30 pm on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

According to Punch, sources in the area said the two checkpoints were attacked simultaneously.

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One of the sources said, “Two burnt corpses were recovered at the JTF checkpoint. While three were recovered at the Customs checkpoint and three other dead corpses were also recovered at the scene.”

This is coming days after the Rivers State Police Command said it had beefed up security at border towns following a threat of an attack by IPOB members in the state.

The spokesperson for the state police command, Nnamdi Omoni, has said that the command would soon make an official statement available on the incident.

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