Gunmen Kill 3 Policemen In Delta State, Cart Away Rifles, Burn Patrol Van

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Gunmen Kill 3 Policemen In Delta State, Cart Away Rifles, Burn Patrol Van

Three police officers attached to the Dragon Patrol Team, Delta state police command have been killed by yet-to-be-identified gunmen, SaharaReporters has learnt.

SaharaReporters gathered that the incident happened on Sunday, while the patrol team were on stop and search duty along the Ughelli/Asaba Road by IDU Roundabout, Oleh, headquarters of Isoko South Local Government Area of the state. 

The gunmen reportedly opened fire on them and killed three members of the patrol team.

Giving the names of the three policemen killed by the gunmen as Inspector Monday Orowhigoh, Inspector Festus Obey and a yet-togbe identified mobile policeman on escort duty, police sources said. 

One ASP Chuks Ijeh sustained injuries and is receiving treatment in the hospital.

A police signal sighted by SaharaReporters, titled “Incident Report-Attack / Murder On Dragon Police Personnel”, dated Sunday 23/7/2023, narrated what happened.

“Grateful be informed that today being the 23rd of July 2023 at about 1230hrs team of dragon police personnel led by ASP Chuks Ijeh on a stop and search at I.D.U roundabout Oleh. 

“While it started raining the officers sheltered themselves in an abandoned filling station close to check point armed men suspected to be arm robbers numbering about six walked out from Olomoro bush shooting sporadically on the patrol men one Insp. Monday Orowhigoh, Insp. Festus Obey and a mobile man on escort duty died on the spot while ASP Chuks Ijeh sustained injuries.

“The hoodlums made away with their rifles and burnt down the patrol vehicle. Corpses deposited at general hospital mortuary Oleh. Scene of crime visited pictorial evidence attached further development will be communicated yours above for your information please XXXX.”

When contacted to get an update on the incident, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, simply said, “I am still gathering information on what happened 

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