The Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, CP Eboka Friday has ordered a massive deployment of personnel across Oyigbo Local Government Area of the Rivers State, to fish out criminal elements and perpetrators of violent crimes against the good people of the area.

A statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Grace Iringe-Koko disclosed that the investigation follows the gruesome murder of an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Chris Josiah, attached to Afam Divisional Police Headquarters.

The incident took place in the evening of 28th June 2022, while the officer was returning home after work.

The deceased Officer was ambushed by a gang of five yet-to-be-identified armed masked men, who opened fire at the Officer along Assemblies of God Church, Obeama Community, Oyigbo and shot him dead inside his Lexus RX 300 SUV.

The Commissioner of Police has equally ordered a full-scale investigation into the incident with a view to unraveling the remote and immediate cause of the attack and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

CP Eboka Friday in the statement, strictly warned that further attacks on Police Officers tasked with the protection of lives and property would not be tolerated by the Police authority.

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