A Police Inspector was killed in Delta State as unknown gunmen attacked a team of Policemen attached to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Special Task Force on petroleum and illegal bunkering in the early hours of Thursday.
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.
Confirming the incident, a source from Evwreni community said the incident occurred at about 3:40am on Thursday.
The source, who pleaded to remain anonymous, said the unknown men arrived at the camp with the help of a motorcycle, and shot the Policeman, he also said the hoodlums attempted to cart away with the slain Policeman’s gun.
According to the source, “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 in a shootout”.
“The gunmen were however repelled during the attack and his AK47 rifle recovered with the gunmen fleeing into the night.”
All efforts made to get the reaction of the state’s PPRO, Onome Onowakpoyega, proved abortive as he wasn’t picking his call.