From Ameachi Prosper(The New Diplomat’s Delta & Edo States Correspondent)
Unknown gunmen have reportedly shot dead three mobile policemen in Ughelli, Ughelli North LGA of Delta State.
The incident is believed to have happened at a popular eatery (name withheld) along the East-West Road end of Delta state, within an area also locally known as Domeze Road on Sunday night.
According to unconfirmed sources, the three yet-to-be identified policemen reportedly died on the spot. The New Diplomat’s checks reveal that the slain policemen were on special duty at the eatery when the incident allegedly happened.
The service rifles of the deceased were also reportedly snatched by the hoodlums who took to their heels. Investigation show that the victims were caught unaware by the hoodlums as they could not engage the fleeing gunmen before they were gunned down.
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, who confirmed the incident said details of the development were still sketchy, explained that no arrest had been effected on account of the incident.
She said a thorough investigation into the attack has been launched by the Delta State Command.
She added: “I am aware of the incident but no details yet. It was only those three policemen killed that were involved.”