Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Police kill three, foil attack on Arik plane

29 November 2016, 14:51

Port Harcourt - The Rivers State Police Command has foiled an attack that would have thrown the world into mourning in Port Harcourt.

The command led by the Special Intelligence Team of the Inspector General of Police killed three suspected armed robbers during a shoot out at the busy UTC Junction in Port Harcourt on their way to attack Arik Airline.

Spokesman of the Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni told newsmen that the IGP Special Intelligence Team acted based on tip-off to stop the armed men who were heavily armed.

DSP Omoni said the team acting on credible information had been monitoring the gang for the past one month until the day of the shoot out.

One of the hoodlums, identified as Peter James, who escaped being killed, said they had planned to attack a plane belonging to the popular airline in the country.

It was also learnt that the suspects were forced to stop by the traffic light as they queued behind other vehicles waiting for their turn to move.

Also read: Police kill four notorious cult leaders in Rivers

It was gathered that attempts made by the armed robbers to escape after noticing the superior fire power of the policemen proved futile as three of them were gunned down while the fourth sustained gunshot injuries.

According to DSP Omoni, “Today, November 28, 2016, the IGP Intelligence Response Team, working on credible intelligence, intercepted this gang of armed robbers, who were heading to Arik Airline.

“Then there was an exchange of fire at the end of which three of them were killed and one was arrested.\

“On interrogation, the suspect said they were on a mission to attack an Arik plane.

“The suspect confessed to being one of the members of a gang that killed a police corporal during the All Progressives Congress rally in Okrika in 2015.

“The arrested suspect, who gave his name as Peter James, 30 year old, and a native of Bayelsa State, is currently helping us with our investigation. ”

- NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Separating kitchen politics from ...

Like everyone else, I believe that the most popular definition of democracy is “government of the people, by the people and for the people”. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, ...

Like NDDC Unlike MONDA. This notion is an intuition that does not portend political participation, affiliation, intrusion or aggression but a submission with the intention of completion of the previous administration's noble vision. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Nigerian Constitution versus Corr...

The problems of Nigeria is not in its conventional composition, formation, functionality, constitution or treaty, while the solutions are not disintegrations as promulgated by some faiths fanatics and bigotries.  Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Much Ado about Trump’s Presidency

It was unbelievable when the social and mainstream media all over the world began airing the breaking news of Donald Trump’s victory in the most contentious US Presidential elections in recent years. Read more...

Submitted by
Mike Daemon
Nigerian author highlights gay ch...

A new novel by a prolific young Nigerian author features gay characters, which could help increase the visibility of the gay community and possibly lead to greater understanding of LGBT Nigerians. Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Your Excellency, I will call you ...

Your Excellency, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, as a leader that pays attention to details, I understand that the odd title of this piece would definitely arouse your curiosity.  Read more...