Kidnappers have caused serious panic in a Rivers State community after they launched an attack on policemen.
Up to about three mobile policemen have been killed by kidnappers.
The police officers were killed in Choba community, Obio/Akpor Local government Area of Rivers State at night on Wednesday.
According to The Punch, the gunmen that struck at the community kidnapped two brothers, who were suspected to be the target of the attack.
It was gathered that the hoodlums had attacked a newly established boutique in the area operating opposite the Choba campus of University of Port Harcourt.
A source, who simply identified herself as Kate, noted that the gunmen, on arrival at the boutique, shot one of the mobile policemen around the building that housed the boutique.
The source said the gunmen had scared passers-by with gunfire before moving their victims into a Toyota Spider car.
She stated that the gunmen moved the two young men to Choba waterside where they transferred the victims into a waiting speed boat.
Kate disclosed that when the gunmen were about to transfer their victims to the speed boat, they killed two mobile policemen allegedly attached to one of the companies, around Choba market. The policemen were said to be on night duty.
She said, “Kidnappers last night attacked one boutique close to Genesis Fast food and kidnapped the two brothers that run the boutique.
“When they were operating, they killed a MOPOL that guards the place. They put the two boys in their Spider car and drove them to Choba waterfront.
“When they got there, they saw two other MOPOL men who were patrolling in one company in the area and they kill them. They succeeded in taking the two young men away.”
It was also gathered that one of the mobile policemen, who was shot at, died on the road while being rushed to the hospital.
Following the development, there is anxiety in the area as business owners retired to their homes early.
When contacted, the State Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, said he would speak on the matter when fully briefed.
Omoni said, “We are aware as much as you have heard it; we are aware, but the details of what happened will be made available to you soon.”