- There is a reported attack by suspected herdsmen in Delta state
- Three police officers reportedly lost their lives in the attack
- The news of the ugly incident was confirmed by the commissioner of police, Delta state command
Three policemen have reportedly been killed by suspected herdsmen, along the road at Oshimili North local government area in Delta state.
According to The Nation, the tragic incident took place at police check-point along Ugbolu - Illah road on Tuesday, February 4.
An eyewitness giving an account of the incident said the three policemen met their untimely death when they attempted to stop a motorcycle carrying two male passengers who refused to stop.
One of the policemen reportedly fired shots which unfortunately did not penetrate the men.
Explaining further the eyewitness said the herdsmen shot two officers and stabbed the third with a dagger. The police officers were taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba.
Hafiz Inuwa, the commissioner of police in Delta state, confirmed the news of the incident. He, however, said it was one policeman that was killed and not three as reported.
"Our men were attacked which led to the death of one after saving the lives of a Sienna driver along with two others when our patrol team by our border with Edo state responded," he said.
This attack is coming less than two weeks after suspected herdsmen on Sunday, January 26, 14 people were reportedly killed in Kwatas village in Bokkos local government area of Plateau state.
The former speaker of the Plateau state House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Titus Ayuba Alams confirmed the news of the attack.
Similarly, suspected herdsmen killed a farmer and a policeman in Owan community, Ovia north-east local government area of Edo state. The farmer whose identity couldn't be ascertained as at the time of the report was said to have been killed on Saturday, January 25, while his brother was also shot by the armed herdsmen.
When community leaders called in the police to help retrieve the body, the herdsmen reportedly fired at the police.
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