At least seven persons have been killed in an attack on checkpoints and police stations in Rivers State by some gunmen last night (Friday 7th May).

The gunmen killed two police officers in the Rumuji police station in Emuoha Local Government Area of state, burnt the station, and some vehicles inside the facility.

Also, the gunmen attacked a police station and burnt two patrol vehicles along the Rumuji axis of the East-West Road in the state around 10pm on Friday.

A checkpoint of the security outfit called C-4-i along the East-West Road was also attacked, even as three operatives were feared killed there.

They also attacked a police checkpoint at Ogbakiri junction in the Emuoha LGA with two policemen feared and a vehicle burnt.

It was gathered the hoodlums came in a Hilux van and wore two different security uniforms to deceive policemen on duty.

The spokesman for the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the attack but said he would make details available after visiting the areas attacked.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Eboka Friday, has gone for an on-the-spot assessment of the incidents as of the time of filing this report.

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