Tension, Protest in Delta as Gunmen Kill Son of Prominent Traditional Ruler, Police Orderly

Tension, Protest in Delta as Gunmen Kill Son of Prominent Traditional Ruler, Police Orderly

- An unnamed son of High Chief Ighohwo Takerere, a traditional ruler in Delta state, has been killed by gunmen

- The gunmen also reportedly killed the police orderly attached to the deceased prince

- The police command in Delta state has confirmed the development, adding that investigations have commenced

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Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed a son of the traditional leader of Orhuwhorun Community in Udu local government area of Delta state, High Chief Ighohwo Takerere.

TVC News reported that two mobile policemen attached to the prince were also killed by the gunmen.

Legit.ng gathers that the gunmen ambushed the victims around the Alaka area of Effurun, Uvwie LGA of the state.

Protest in Delta as Gunmen Kill Son of Prominent Traditional Ruler, Police Orderly
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu addressing journalists at the statehouse in Marina, during his visit to Lagos on November 3, 2020. Photo credit: Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto
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They also reportedly kidnapped another victim who was in the company of the deceased. The incident occurred at about 4.45pm on Saturday, April 3.

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Also reporting the incident, Daily Sun stated that only one police officer was killed. The newspaper also cited an eyewitness as saying that the gunmen carted away the official rifle of the deceased cop.

The development led to pandemonium as some youths in Orhuwhorun town took to the streets in protest.

Reacting to the incident, the spokesman of the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, said he was not aware if anybody was kidnapped but that there was an attack on two sons of a local chief which led to the death of one of them a police officer.

Edafe stated that the matter was being investigated with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book.

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In other news, a police inspector and two others were shot dead on Tuesday, March 30, when dare-devil armed robbers raided the Issele-Uku branch of a new generation bank in Delta state.

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Legit.ng gathers that the robbers attacked the bank with bullets and dynamites before launching another assault on a police station in the community.

They drove away in two vehicles with an undisclosed sum of money.

Source: Legit

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