Drive-by assasins kill 3 cops

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Drive-by assasins kill 3 cops

Postby Richard Akindele » Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:39 pm

Gunmen mow down 5 cops

Lagos - Gunmen attacked a police station in the restive Nigerian oil city of Port Harcourt, killing three officers and injuring several others, said a police spokesperson on Friday.

Police said: "The attack early on Thursday was a surprise. The armed gang stormed the station at Ahoada and opened fire on our men. Three were felled immediately."

Several policemen and some of the bandits were injured in the crossfire that followed the attack.

Police superintendent said that no arrests were made, adding that investigations had been launched into the attack, the latest armed attack to rock the city in recent weeks.

Port Harcourt was the hub of the Niger Delta, home of Nigeria's multi-billion-dollar oil and gas industry. The city had also been an epicentre of kidnappings of foreign oil workers in the west African country.

The past two weeks had seen some 15 foreign oil workers taken prisoner in Nigeria with nine of them released, leaving six in captivity.

Since January, about 40 expatriate oil workers had been abducted and released after spending days or weeks in captivity.

Nigeria, Africa's largest producer, was the world's sixth biggest crude exporter with 2.6 million barrels of crude a day, but a quarter of that figure was lost to unrest in the Niger Delta.
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