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Suspected Armed Robbers Kill Two Police Officers, Set Ablaze Patrol Van In Delta



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Two police officers yet to be identified, attached to the Dragon Patrol Team have been murdered in the afternoon of Sunday, July 23, 2023 along the Ughelli/Asaba road by the Oleh roundabout, SouthernVoicenews reports.

Though the information is still sketchy, but commercial drivers who ply the route and witnessed the scene, narrated that all vehicles had to park with their passengers and fled into the bush for fear of being shot at by the hoodlums as the suspected robbers fired shots sporadically.

He could not confirm if the two officers gave up the ghost immediately at the scene, but said, the patrol van of the police was set on fire by the suspects, stating that before they could come out of the bush, another police van had come to take the officers shot away.

It is not also confirmed if the suspects carted away weapons and other belongings of the police officers but, another unconfirmed source disclosed that the hoodlums came in droves and after killing the two officers, they set the patrol van ablaze.

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This is happening barely a week after a police Inspector, Jude Ukpaka attached to the Dragon Patrol Team was gunned down along the Ogor/Evwreni axis of the East-West road.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Delta State, DSP Bright Edafe, said: “Not informed yet,” adding: “I will find out and revert.”


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