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Rivers police begins manhunt to track down masked gunmen who killed senior police officer

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A massive manhunt to track down masked gunmen who gruesomely murdered an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, Chris Josiah, in the evening of Tuesday, 28th June 2022, has commenced, according to Information reaching Africa Update. Police authorities have deployed uniform and undercover Police personnel across Oyigbo Local Government Area and other parts of Rivers State.

Josiah who until his gruesome killing was attached to Afam Divisional Police Headquarters, was reportedly ambushed by the armed masked men along Assemblies of God Church, Obeama Community, Oyigbo, while returning home after work and was shot dead inside his Lexus RX 300 SUV.

In a statement on Thursday, signed by DSP Grace Iringe-Koko, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, said the Rivers Commissioner of Police, CP Eboka Friday, has ordered massive deployment of personnel to fish out the gunmen who murdered ASP Chris Josiah.

The press statement noted that besides tracking down killers of ASP Josiah, “criminal elements and perpetrators of violent crimes against the good people of the area” will also be fish out.

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The statement further said: “The deceased Officer was ambushed by five yet-to-be-identified armed masked men, who opened fire at the Officer along Assemblies of God Church, Obeama Community, Oyigbo, and shot him dead inside his Lexus RX 300 SUV.

“The Commissioner of Police has equally ordered a full-scale investigation into the incident with a view to unraveling the remote and immediate cause of the attack and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

“He strictly warns that further attacks on Police Officers tasked with the protection of lives and property will not be tolerated by the Police authority.”the statement reiterated.

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Source: Africa Update Newspaper

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