May 10, 2016 / 3:12 PM / a year ago

Two policemen killed in Nigeria's Delta region: police

YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Unknown gunmen killed two Nigerian policemen in the oil-producing Niger Delta, a police spokesman said on Tuesday, a day after five officers were shot dead in the restive region.

“The policemen were asleep and killed by some callous assailants,” said a spokesman for police in Rivers state in the Delta.

A villager who gave her name as Sarah Ebikabowei said gunmen had killed three soldiers in Bayelsa state, which is also located in the Delta. A military spokesman could not be immediately reached for comment.

Reporting by Tife Owolabi; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Mark Trevelyan

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