Six Policemen Get Killed By Gunman In Delta
It was reported that unknown gunman killed three policeman in Ughelli area of Delta State on Sunday.
The police officers were identified as Insp. Simon Madaki, Insp. Mutari Lawal and Sgt. Adamu Ibraham. They were transferred from Mopol 47, Zaria in Kaduna a year ago.
The cops, according to a source, were taken unawares at a popular fast food joint in Ughelli, known as Wakyz, where they provided security which was identified that they were shot at close range.
According to a source, “they were from Kaduna and had been in the hotel on ‘Special Duty’ for nearly a year. “They were four mobile policemen guarding the hotel; while the three deceased were outside, the surviving one was inside.”
The attack came few days after a new Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Mr Benjamin Igometi, took over the reins of affairs of the Ughelli ‘A’ Division, with a charge on him to curb rising spate of insecurity in the area.
A senior police officer confirmed the incident to The Guardian at the venue of the ongoing Judicial Panel of Inquiry on extrajudicial killings in Delta State, holding in Warri.
“The three police personnel were killed by suspected armed robbers, who carted away their service riffles”