Police officer killed as gunmen invade SARS base

No less than 22 persons have been arrested after gunmen attacked a Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) office in Oyigbo local government area of Rivers State.

The armed attackers reportedly vandalised the SARS office located at Old Aba Road, setting at least one police vehicle ablaze.

“Our SARS office in Oyigbo was attacked,” state police spokesperson Nnamdi Omoni said.

“We lost one of our personnel and our patrol vehicle was burnt.

“We have arrested 22 suspects in connection with the incident and investigation is ongoing.

“We have also stabilised the area and security beefed up,” he said.

The deadly attack took place on Thursday.

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