Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have shot and killed four policemen at a checkpoint in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
According to reports, the incident happened on Thursday morning February 25. The gunmen was reported to have ambushed the unsuspecting policemen at Ayanmbat community near Idundu in the Aka Efa area of Calabar. The Police is said to be on the trail of the kidnappers.
The Police Commissioner in the state, Police Commissioner Sikiru Kayode Akande confirmed the incident saying that four policemen on mufti were involved.
His words, “the target of the people is to dampen our spirit. But we are resolute and we are going to strike back at them. It is often said, he who laughs last laughs best; Let Cross River People wait for that last laugh. It will make us happier.”
He added, “We have arrested five persons who are connected with the development. We will still arrest more. We had inkling that it is a group of suspected cultists that are working hard to get weapons for their initiation that is coming up very soon. So, in four days maximum, we will get all of those involve in this dastardly act.”
The CP further disclosed that the Police have recovered some of the weapons that were taken at the spot. The Nation gathered that two guns have been recovered out of four.