Security commanders meet in Port Harcourt after gunmen kill soldiers


Heads of security agencies have held an emergency meeting in Port Harcourt after gunmen killed five soldiers in the Abua-Odual Local government area of Rivers State in a fresh attack.

The meeting which was called at the behest of the Commissioner of Police, CP Friday Eboka held after armed men killed eight security officials along the Port Harcourt Owerri road.

On the incident in Abua, a source said the attack happened around 11pm on Sunday where the gunmen ambushed the soldiers on their way to their hotel at Omelema.

“We were in the village when we heard that something had happened at Omelema. The soldiers were working for an oil servicing company and they took their weapons away. The CSO of the company escaped with bullet wounds and is currently in the hospital”, the source said.

However, while there has been no official statement from any of the security agencies on the incident in Abua, the Security Heads also refused an interview with newsmen after the meeting.

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