Suspects admits being a member of a gang that killed a police corporal during APC rally in Okrika in 2015.
The Nigeria Police Force during a shootout in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has killed three members of a four-man crew which planned to attack Arik Air.
One of the hoodlums, who escaped death confessed that they had planned to attack a plane belonging to a popular airline in the country.
According to eyewitness account, the suspects were forced to stop by traffic light one of the suspects alighted from the car and opened fire on some policemen at the junction.
Met with the superior fire power of the policemen, the suspects tried to escape, but three of them were gunned down while the fourth sustained gunshot injuries.
Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident, adding that the IGP Intelligence Response Team, “working on credible intelligence” intercepted the armed robbers. According to Omoni, “On interrogation, the suspect said they were on a mission to attack an Arik plane.”
Omoni said the suspect, who identified himself as Peter James, 30 years old confessed to being one of the members of a gang that killed a police corporal during the All Progressives Congress rally in Okrika in 2015.
Peter James is a native of Bayelsa State, is currently helping with the police with further investigations.