The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the death of three policemen attached to the Umutu Divisional Police Headquarters in Delta State who were murdered by unknown gunmen on Wednesday.
It was gathered that the policeman were killed at a checkpoint on around 7:40am in Umutu.
The incident occurred at a checkpoint mounted by the late officers along the Obeti/Oliogo Road located in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta state.
Local sources said the patrol Toyota Sienna recently donated to the Umutu police division was burnt in the process.
One of sources said the gunmen after killing the police officers, reportedly went ahead to set them ablaze inside the patrol Toyota Sienna.
Three police officers attached to the Umutu Division Police Headquarters were attacked and killed on arrival to a checkpoint between Obeti and Oliogo in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta.
“They were burnt beyond recognition in their patrol Toyota Sienna”, a source in the area told NIGER DELTA TODAY.
Palpable tension is said to have gripped residents of Umutu, Obeti and Oliogo and other neighbouring communities following the development.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack as at the time of filing this report.
The Acting Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Edafe Bright, while confirming the death of the officers, said the CP, Ari Mohammed has directed all Tactical Teams to the area to comb the bushes around in order to arrest the culprits and bring them to book.
“”As I speak with you, the CP is in Umutu,” he added.