From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Suspected herdsmen have allegedly hacked three policemen to death along Ugbolu road, in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Tuesday at the police check-point along the road.
Sources who claimed to be at the scene of the incident, alleged that three policemen at the road were trying to stop a motorcycle conveying two men but refused to stop.
“One of the policemen pulled out his gun to threaten them yet they refused to stop and eventually he released the gun but the bullet did not penetrate and immediately they stopped and moved towards the policemen.
“They allegedly shot two policemen and one of Fulani pulled out a dagger and stabbed the third policeman to death. When we heard the shout we all rushed and help to carry bodies of all three police officer to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba.
Initially, the Police Commissioner in the state, Hafiz Mohammed Inuwah who was Contacted said” I don’t know what you are talking about, It’s not to my knowledge, I will get back to You”But few minutes later, he reacted again:
The Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, Mr Hafiz Inuwa who confirmed the incident in a text message sent to our correspondent, said, “our men were attacked which led to death of one after saving the lives of a Sienna driver along with two others when our patrol team by our boarder with Edo state responded.
“Case and victim with the sienna riddled with bullets under investigation in Edo state.”