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JUST IN: Gunmen Kill Mobile Policeman, Cart Away Rifle In Delta



Ténsion broke out on Friday along Jakpa Road in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State after a mobile policeman was killed by gunmen.

Oasis Magazine (OM) learnt that the gunmen carted away the service rifle of the slain cop after killing the policeman.

Sources said the deceased was shot repeatedly while he was on escort duty.

The vehicle of a yet-to-be identified individual he was detailed to protect was said to have stopped along the road to purchase some items when the gunmen struck.

Sources said the incident occurred at about 2:30pm.

The incident forced residents and shop owners along the busy Jakpa Road to flee for safety.

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It was further learnt that the hoodlums waited until their target gave up the ghost before zooming off to an unknown destination.

It was not clear if the bandits also attacked the individual that the slain mobile cop was meant to protect.

The rate of kidnapping and armed robbery especially in the Warri and Effurun axises of the state has been on the rise.

This situation pressured Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to inaugurate a special security outfit, “Operation Delta Hawk”, on Thursday.

At the lat count, at least five mobile policemen have been killed and their arms carted away within the past two months, in the state.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, has since confirmed the incident.

She could not, however, give further details about the deceased cop.


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