The Rivers state police command have declared 5 police officers missing after unknown gunmen opened fire on a boat the police officers were traveling in at Okujagu waterways, Okrika local government in the state on Wednesday May 25th. A statement from the spokesperson of the state police command DSP Ahmad Muhammad reads;
“The Rivers State Police Command has announced the missing of five policemen who along with other colleagues were ambushed in the early hours of Wednesday 25/05/2016 at the Okujagu community, Okrika Local Government. The policemen went to Okujagu community on a routine police inquiry when they were ambushed by unknown gunmen before they could disembark from the boat that ferried them, they were bombarded with a barrage of heavy gunfire which forced them to scamper for cover. Sting operations by the command are still on the top gear to rescue the remaining five missing policemen. 53 suspects have been arrested in connection to the incident and are presently undergoing interrogation”.