BY JOEL GRANDBALL,
Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers yesterday, attacked a team of policemen attached to the Inspector General Police, IGP Special Taskforce on Petroleum and Illegal Bunkering killing one of the policemen in the team in Delta State.
The incident according to security sources, occurred at the Evwreni axis of the East-West road in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.
Contacted to speak on the incident, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Onome Onowakpoyeya said, ‘Please I will get back to you’ which she never did as at the time of this report.
A source from Evwreni community who denied involvement of the community with the incident, said the incident occurred at about 3:40a.m on Thursday.
The source who spoke on condition of anonymity said the two hoodlums who came in a motorcycle, took the Police team off guard and attempted to flee with the official rifle of the slain policeman.
“Two of the policemen identified as Inspector Yusuf Adamu and Sergeant Andrew Azim were deployed to the Evwreni axis of the East-West road.
“It appeared that they were asleep when the boys struck. During the attack, the inspector was shot and was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident which also resulted to a shootout.”
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