By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURTâ€”ONE person suspected to be on a sinister mission was gunned down in the early hours of yesterday,Â at the Port Harcourt Army Barracks otherwise called Bori Camp, Rivers State.
Commenting on the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the barracks, Major Aminu Illyasu, said the suspect gunned down was with two others and they had tried to jump into the barracks through the fence at about 2am.
He said soldiers on patrol ran into them and two escaped when they sighted the soldiers. He did not say what the intention of the men were, meanwhile, there were speculations that the suspects were probably armed robbers, who were running from the law andÂ felt jumping into the barracks would be a safe place for them.
According to another account of the incident, the suspects may be on a mission to attack the barracks.