The incident, which happened at Ojoto closed to where building materials are sold, caused anxiety as residents and passersby scampered for safety when they heard the sound of gunshots.
It was gathered that the gunmen left immediately after the operation that lasted for three minutes.
An eyewitness, Stanley, who is a trader close to the area, told our correspondent that the two policemen were at a checkpoint when they were attacked.
Stanley pointed out that the bandits were driving to an unknown destination when they met the checkpoint before they opened fire on the policemen.
“It happened at 2pm. The gunmen were in a vehicle around Ojoto axis of Port Harcourt. When they got to a checkpoint along the road, they brought out their gun and shot the two policemen on duty,” he said.
Our correspondent, however, gathered that business owners around the area closed their shops after the incident.
When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident, adding that the hoodlums attacked and killed two policemen.
Omoni added that two rifles belonging to the cops were taken away by the hoodlum.
“I don’t have much detail about what happened, but I can confirm to you that today, two policemen were attacked and killed at Ojoto in Port Harcourt. The bandits also took away their rifles.
The state police spokesman, however, promised to speak on the matter after getting full details of the circumstances that led to the death of the two policemen.