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Published On: Fri, Feb 14th, 2020

Hoodlums Kill Policeman In Warri, Cart Away Rifle

LAGOS FEBRUARY 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The reign of terror unleashed on police operatives in Delta State by notorious armed robbers has claimed another victim, with a mobile policeman on special duty shot dead at a close range hours ago along Jakpa road in Uvwie Local Government Area. His rifle was carted away.
The murdered policeman, identified as Inspector Saibu Mohammed, from Molpol 47, Zaria, was attached to Synergy Centre, a popular event place along Jakpa axis which is also used by Master’s Place Church as a worship centre.
Eyewitnesses disclosed that the officer had crossed to the other side of the road directly opposite the Synergy Centre at about 10:48 am to have his breakfast in a makeshift restaurant located within the premises of a major liquor distributing outlet.
The assailants numbering three including the driver were reported to have hit the street, made a U-turn to where the victim was eating; then one of them held him down to forcibly take away his gun.
According to an eyewitness, “sensing that he could be overpowered, the attacker quickly called for reinforcement from his colleagues who were seated in a car nearby.
“Following a distress call of ‘shoot am, shoot am, shoot am’, one of the hoodlums immediately opened a bag containing a cut-to-size rifle, alighted from the car and shot the policeman in the head at close range.”
When the policeman fell down lifeless, his assailant picked his AK 47 rifle and immediately bolted from the scene.
Acting swiftly to a distress call, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Ekpan Division, Police Superintendent (SP), Asanaenyi Ibok, mobilised his men to the location where he conducted preliminary investigations.
He immediately dispatched his men to take the deceased to Ekpan Central hospital mortuary nearby to have him properly identified and documented.
Ibok assured that no stone would be left unturned in bringing the perpetrators of the dastardly act to justice, while also reaffirming the force’s commitment to recovering the stolen rifle for the Nigeria Police.
The DPO also warned criminal elements, especially armed robbers, cultists and kidnappers who are still operating within the area, that they will soon be caught.
Sunnews Online

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