Armed pirates attacked the Nigerian Marine Police Armoury in Calabar, Cross River State, early Monday, seizing a large cache of weapons, police and sources said.
The attackers struck at the marine base located along Marina road, Calabar, and took away two gun boats and other weapons.
The hoodlums operated unchallenged for nearly two hours, killing at least one police officer and a private security man, officials who did not want to be quoted told PREMIUM TIMES.
One witness said two officers were killed.
A private security personnel with a popular church within the area, who simply identified himself as Ofonmbuk, said his colleague was killed by the invaders.
“I survived by the grace of God,” he said, “I had to sleep under the gutter when I saw my colleague hit by a bullet. The pirates used a superior fire power that the police could not stand them.”
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