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Published On: Wed, Jul 18th, 2018

Hoodlums kill policeman, snatch guns in Delta

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From Osakhare Erese Asaba

Barely 48 hours after four police men were reportedly killed in Benin city, Edo state, armed hoodlums operating in Akwuku Igbo community in Aniocha North local government area of Delta on Monday evening allegedly killed a police man and injured his colleague on a road block in the community Delta state Police Commissioner, Mustafa Muhammad who confirmed the killing of the police man to our reporter in Asaba said “ the police man is a sergeant who was on patrol duty with his colleague who was shot,but survived, he is currently being treated at federal Medical Center (FMC,Asaba), the hoodlums came in motorcycle, and unknown to the police men they were armed, the hoodlums unleashed their terror on them on sight, four of the police men escaped, one was injured, one killed, we are investigating the incident, we will bring the hoodlums to book “
It was gathered that the hoodlums unleashed several gunshots on entering the community which in the recent times has been under siege of communal crisis and armed robbery activities, before they moved to the police men who were on patrol duty towards evening and after the heavy rainfall where they allegedly killed one of the police men, injured another before the express way Eyewitness, Chukwuma Ike,told our reporter “the hoodlums shot sporadically, operated in two motorcycles they came with, they sacked the community with uproar, after killing the police man, they left with their guns before the police mobilized, the hoodlums had gone”
But Obi David Azuka, the traditional Ruler of the community who spoke to our reporter said “ we are appealing to the security agents to redouble their efforts to help bring to book the hoodlums, we sleep at present with one eye open, The situation here is frightening, we also appealed to the state government to come to our aid, during nightfall, these hoodlums shoot sporadically into the air, thereby creating tension in the community “

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