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Gunmen Attack, Loot Cross River Police Marine Base

Posted: Jun 16, 2015 at 3:14 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Emmanuel Udom       

Gunmen suspected to be militants have attacked the Police Marine Base in Calabar, Cross River State, looting sensitive sections of the facility.

The Cross River State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Hogan Bassey, who confirmed the incident said the place was attacked by the suspects, who arrived the base at about 1.45 a.m Tuesday.

According to Bassey, officers from the base have been detailed to be on the trail of the run-away militants.

Reports described the scene as a rain of bullets, as the suspected militants shot sporadically into the air as they broke into the base.

“Initially, we thought they were robbers, but it was later discovered that they could be suspected militants, since some police sources alleged that the suspects successfully carted away arms and ammunitions at the base,” a witness said.

The Cross River State Police image maker disclosed that, no casualties was reported, even as he kept mute on the allege looting of the armoury by the suspects.