Policemen Killed In Delta State By Suspected Armed Robbers

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In the Ekredjebor community, Ughelli North Local Government Area in Delta State, two police officers attached to the Ughelli Command were shot dead, with another sustaining injury.

It was learned that the police officers had a gun battle with the suspected armed robbers at Okoruwe Street by winners junction, Ekredjebor on Friday night and they were taken down by the armed robbers.

The officers, one Ujeyah Matthew, Sgt. Ijebu and one other whose identify could not be ascertained, were attacked.

According to a source from the area, “Heavy gunshots along Ekredjebor road, Ughelli, by Okoruwe street (Winners) junction. Two men, suspected to be policemen could be seen lying lifeless on the road, just by the speed breaker.

“They were gunned down by men suspected to be robbers. None of the deceased officers had guns with them, an indication that the criminals may have gone away with their rifles. The unfortunate incident happened along Ekredjebor road, near Sokaje hotel, Ughelli,” The anonymous source revealed.

Three weeks ago, precisely on April 27, a police inspector, Ifeanyi was reportedly abducted and his corpse was discovered after nearly 24hrs in Evwreni forest.

The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer DSP Bright Edafe is yet to make a statement,  but a senior security source from the State Command confirmed the incident.

“Two Police Officers were shot dead, while one Sgt. Ijebu is receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital,” he said.


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