Police foils robbery attack on newspaper house, loses officer

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HARCOURT –   Rivers Police Command has confirmed that two armed robbers were killed when a gang raided of state News Papers Corporation early on Monday.

corporation is publisher of Nigerian Tide Newspapers.

Command’ spokesman, DSP Muhammad Ahmad, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Harcourt that it, however, lost an in robbery bid.

He said the was killed when a police patrol team confronted the robbers.

“Our anti-robbery unit and other detectives are on the trail of other fleeing members of the gang that raided the Tide newspaper early July 14,’’ he said.

Mr Celestine Ogolo, Manager of The Rivers Newspaper Corporation, also told NAN in Harcourt that the robbers invaded the in the early hours of Monday.

He said he could fathom armed robbers attacked the newspaper .
Ogolo said that it remained a mystery him what armed robbers would be looking for in a newspaper .

“I don’t know what say; am surprise and it is still a mystery me what armed robbers will be looking for in a newspaper ; it is still a mystery me.

“So, I really don’t know what say about the incident; six of my staff were brutalised.

“Their skulls were broken, even talking about the psychological torture which still manifest,’’ he said.

  Ogolo said that the affected six workers were receiving medical attention in an undisclosed clinic in Port Harcourt.

According to him, a lot of those on night shift may have recovered enough to do any meaningful work.

He described the incident and the of a policeman in the shootout as sad.

“We called them (police) for our rescue and he (deceased ) came here to rescue, only to lose life,’’ the manager said. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]