Four policemen were on Monday, May 9, murdered by unknown gunmen in

The officers were said to have been killed in the early hours of Monday at Okobie, Ahoada West local government area of Rivers State.

According to the state police spokesman, Ahmad Muhammad, the victims, who were attached to 30 Mobile Police Force (MPF) of the Nigerian Police, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, were on their way to Bayelsa when they were ambushed and killed.

Mohammad described the killings as “sad and senseless.”

“We are deeply pained by the senseless and barbaric killing of our colleagues attached to 30 PMF, Yenagoa, who were ambushed in the early hours of Monday at Okobie enroute Yenagoa.

“Today’s tragedy again highlighted the enormous calamity we face and witness in the course of our job. We put our lives on line everyday to confront crime and violence in our communities,” he said.

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Mohammad vowed that the command will hunt down the officers' killers and bring them to justice.