Rivers - Suspected sea pirates have shot dead four policemen, including an Assistant Superintendent of Police in Rivers State, Punch reports.
The policemen were said to be on patrol on the Abonema Wharf in Port Harcourt when the pirates, who were masked, suddenly appeared and opened fire on them.
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One of the five occupants of the patrol boat, who survived the attack, reportedly jumped into the sea and swam to safety.
It was gathered that the hoodlums ambushed the unsuspecting marine policemen on their way to prevent criminal activities in the wharf and its environs.
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