- Unknown gunmen have reportedly struck again, this time in Umutu, Ukwuani local government area of Delta state
- The criminals reportedly killed three policemen who were mounting a checkpoint and set their corpses on fire
- An eyewitness said the police officers attached to Umutu Division Police Headquarters were burnt beyond recognition
Ukwuani LGA, Delta state - Some unknown gunmen have reportedly killed three police operatives in Umutu, Ukwuani local government area of Delta state.
PM News reported that the operatives were killed about 7.40am on Wednesday, September 8, at a checkpoint along the Obeti/Oliogo Road.
Local sources cited by the newspaper said the gunmen also set ablaze the patrol vehicle used by the late officers.
It was also gathered that the gunmen set the dead operatives ablaze inside the patrol vehicle.
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One of the sources was quoted to have said:
“Three police officers attached to the Umutu Division Police Headquarters were attacked and killed on arrival to a checkpoint between Obeti and Oliogo in Ukwuani local government area of Delta.
“They were burnt beyond recognition in their patrol Toyota Sienna."
Gunmen abduct Senator Effiong in Akwa Ibom
In another report, a former senator representing Eket Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom state, Nelson Effiong, was abducted by some gunmen in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom state.
The victim was kidnapped by three armed hoodlums at his lounge, a popular sit-out along Oron road in Uyo.
Legit.ng gathered that the gunmen reportedly stormed the venue at about 9 pm on the night of Sunday, September 5, opening fire on customers in the lounge, after which the Senator was taken away while several customers at the bar were injured during the attack.
IGP Baba says he became police boss at a very difficult time
Meanwhile, Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has said he took over the reins of the force at a very difficult time.
President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Baba during the height of the insurrection of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in April.
The militants had broken loose at the time burning down police stations and setting prisoners free.