The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the killing of one of its men by gunmen in the waterlines area of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the command DSP Ahmad Mohammad said that the gunmen were robbers who were suspected to be fleeing from an operation.
According to him, the command is on the trail of the assailants in a bid to bring them to book.
DSP Mohammad gave assurances that the Police in Rivers State would continue its fight against crime and criminality in the state.
A robbery attack on a new generation bank located in Trans Amadi in Port Harcourt, Rivers State was foiled on Wednesday by the State Police Command.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmad Mohammed, the command responded to a distress call that led to them trailing the fleeing robbers.
The Police PRO told Channels Television that the gang of eight who were fleeing in two utility vehicles engaged his men in a gun battle but the robbers were over powered.
In his words, the main vehicle used for the operation was recovered and found to be carrying the stolen bags of money, which after counting was in the range of 130million naira.