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Hoodlums Attack Police Patrol Van In Delta


There was panic in parts of Asaba metropolis, Monday, Delta State Capital, after armed hoodlums attacked a police patrol van attached to ‘C Division’, Delta State Police Command, Asaba, leaving one of the five officers dead and another in critical condition.

The Nation learnt three policemen fled the scene of attack.

The Nation gathered that the hoodlums ambushed the five policemen n a van at about 8:30pm, attacking the police officers with machetes and other dangerous weapons.

It was learnt the hoodlums carted away two AK 47 , abandoned by the fleeing policemen.

According to eyes witness account, two of the policemen were severely cut with machetes by the herdsmen while the rest three escaped with various degree of severe injuries while one of the attacked police officers later died in the hospital as a result of excess blood lost.

Contacted, the Delta state Police Commissioner, Mr. Muhammad Mustafa confirmed the incident saying some suspects connected to the incidents have been arrested while investigations had commenced.

This latest attack would bring the number of cases of attacks on police patrol teams by gunmen to three within the space of two months in Asaba, the state capital.

It was gathered that two months ago, two AK 47 rifles were reportedly taken away in a similar attack at Isse-Asagba.

(the nation)


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