Rivers Police kill 3, foil attack on airline

The Rivers Police Command on Monday foiled an attack on an airline in Port Harcourt, the state capital, The Punch reports.

Three of the armed robbers were killed by the Nigeria Police Force during a shootout at the busy UTC Junction in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, while one of them, identified as Peter James sustained injuries.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the incident, said the IGP Intelligence Team intercepted the armed robbers following a tip-off.

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

“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. 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,” Omoni said.

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