From Segun Amure (The New Diplomat’s Abuja Bureau)
Unknown gunmen reportedly killed two police officers in Cross River State, Wednesday.
Confirming the incident, the police spokesperson in the state, Irene Ugbo, said the attack occurred in Obubra, in the central part of Cross River State.
Ugbo submitted that two police officers were shot in the attack.
Her statement reads: “We lost two of our policemen, one is being hospitalised.
“Early this morning, the CP has deployed men, so our tactical team is there, we are waiting for the outcome of the operation.
“The information we got was that during the operation (attack by the gunmen), the bad boys would shout one particular thing – IPOB and all that.
“We wouldn’t know what these people want because some days ago some of our men were killed in Calabar, and now this one is happening. I think it’s a planned thing, they are up to something which we need to tackle quickly.
“But if we don’t get information, how are we going to tackle it, this thing could continue to reoccur,” she responded.
It would be recalled that four police officers were killed recently, on February 25, in Calabar, by some gunmen.
This has brought the total number of police officers killed by gunmen in the state to six in about one week.