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Published On: Tue, Jul 15th, 2014

Police foil robbery attack on newspaper house, loses officer

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The Rivers state Police Command has confirmed that two armed robbers were killed when a gang raided the office of the state News Papers Corporation yesterday.

The corporation is the publisher of the Nigerian Tide newspapers.

The Command’s spokesman, DSP Muhammad Ahmad, in Port Harcourt said that it, however, lost an officer in the robbery bid.

He said the officer 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 office early July 14,’’ he said.

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

“Their skulls were broken, not to talk 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. (NAN)

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

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

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