BREAKING: Days After Killing Of 16 Soldiers, Six Policemen Killed, Others Missing In Fresh Ambush In Delta

Few days after 16 Soldiers were ambushed and killed in Delta State, six policemen have also been ambushed and killed according to the statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi....READ FULL ARTICLE

The latest killing is coming barely a week after 16 officers and men of the Nigerian Army were killed in an ambush in Okuama community in the state.

Muyiwa, in a statement on Saturday also said six others have gone missing while five persons have been arrested in connection to the incident.

He said they were ambushed by kidnappers/criminals in Ohoro forest.

“The bodies of six of the slain officers have been recovered after a fierce search conducted by a combined team of police officers and other security outfits.

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“The Force is focussed on the search for the other six officers; while all their families have been duly contacted,” the Police authorities said.

Adejobi gave their names of the deceased officers as Inspector Abe Olubunmi (IRT), enlisted on 1st August, 2003; Inspector Friday Irorere (51 PMF) enlisted on 1st January, 2003; Sergeant Kuden Elisha (51 PMF) enlisted on 17th October, 2011; Sergeant Akpan Aniette (51 PMF) enlisted on 17th October, 2011; Sergeant Ayere Paul (IRT) enlisted on 17th October, 2011; and Sergeant Ejemito Friday (51 PMF) enlisted on 17th October, 2011.

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He said, “The officers currently missing-in-action include Inspector Onoja Daniel, enlisted 1st February, 2003; Inspector Onogho Felix, enlisted on 1st January, 2004; Inspector Emmanuel Okoroafor, 1st April, 2004; Inspector Joel Hamidu, 1st June 2006; Sergeant Moses Eduvie, 17th October, 2011, all of 51 PMF.

The sixth is Sergeant Cyril Okorie (SWAT) enlisted 17th October, 2011.

The statement said, the Inspector General of Police has “mandated the deployment of all necessary resources and personnel to apprehend those responsible for this senseless killing of our officers,” following the attack.

He also said some people have been arrested. “This has led to the arrest of five suspects in connection with the preceding incident and the killing. They are currently volunteering information necessary for the rounding up of all the perpetrators.”

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The statement read in part, “The Nigerian Police Force is profoundly saddened by the devastating loss of six courageous officers in Delta State, who exhibited exceptional valour in the face of adversity.

“These brave officers tragically fell victim to a cowardly ambush by armed assailants. They were undertaking a mission to investigate the disappearance and rescue of three of their colleagues in the Ohoro Forest, Delta State, while six others are currently missing-in-action....READ FULL ARTICLE

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