Gunmen have killed two policemen on a stop-and-search duty at Diobu axis of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

A Commander of a local vigilante group in the area, Phalga Security Watch, Victor Ohaji, said the deceased policemen, who were attached to the Mile One Police Division, were gunned down on Okija Street.

Ohaji said the hoodlums drove their vehicle to the checkpoint, attempted to make a U-turn after sighting the policemen but opened fire on two of the security agents, who tried to block them.

He said the vigilant group needed assistance in the yuletide to fight crimes in the area.