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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Source: Punch

Gunmen kill three policemen in Delta community, steal rifles

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Three riot policemen have been shot dead by gunmen in Ughelli, headquarters of the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

Punch Metro gathered that the incident happened on Sunday at a fast-food spot located on the ever-busy East-West Road.

Eyewitnesses told journalists that the gunmen caught the policemen unawares and shot at them at close range.

The assailants reportedly fled the scene with the rifles of the policemen.

Recall that a new Divisional Police Officer, Mr Benjamin Igometi, was recently posted to the Ughelli ‘A’ Division with a view to curbing the spate of criminal activities in the area.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya, confirmed the incident and said the investigation had commenced while efforts were being intensified to arrest the fleeing gangsters.

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