Again, the security circle in Calabar, capital of Cross River State in Nigeria’s South-south, has been thrown into grief following the killing of four police officers by unknown gunmen on Thursday.
Cross River police spokesperson, Irene Ugbo, confirmed the killing of the officers, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported.
The officers were reportedly killed along MCC Road, Calabar, though their identity and details surrounding the killings are not yet known.
In December 2020, an assistant commissioner of police, Egbe Edum, was brutally killed with a machete by some yet-to-be-identified hoodlums in Calabar.
Ms Ugbo, a deputy superintendent of police, said the police in the state have been thrown into grief by the incident which she said was “very bitter and ugly.”
“The killers would not have a place to hide as the force would fish them out and serve justice on them,” she said.
“It is quite unfortunate. We feel really sad. The Command is in mourning over the death of the four officers who lost their lives.
“We are investigating the matter and will surely root out the culprits, no matter how far they run or hide. We must get them and that I can assure you,” the police spokesperson said.