A policeman was killed along the Agbarha-Otor-Ughelli Road in the Ughelli North Local Government Area in Delta when their patrol van was ambushed by gunmen, The Punch reports.
The incident which occurred on Sunday saw another policeman who suffered gunshot wounds rushed to the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, for treatment.
According to an eyewitness, the gunmen struck when the policemen where interrogating a motorcyclist an his female passenger.
“Aside from the policemen who sustained bullet injuries, the female passenger the motorcyclist was taking to Ughelli was also injured,” the witness said.
The acting police spokesman, DSP Andrew Aniameka, also confirmed the incident.
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