Port Harcourt - Three people were killed on Friday during an intense firefight between joint security forces and thugs in the Obagi axis of Egi community, Ogba Egbema Ndoni local government area of Rivers state.
During the gun battle, an operative of the Department of State Services, was reported to have been shot dead.
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The hoodlums are believed to have waylaid the team of security operatives during their operation in the area, ahead of Saturday’s State and National Assemblies Re-run elections.
Spokesperson, Port Harcourt army barracks, Captain Lazarus Eli confirmed the death of a member of the joint security forces.
Eli revealed that the thugs were repelled by a combined security patrol team made up of the Police, Department of State Services, DSS and the Army.
- News 24