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 Delta: Again herdsmen ambush Police officers on rescue mission

Delta: Again herdsmen ambush Police officers on rescue mission

SEVERAL police officers drafted in for rescue mission from Force Headquarters, Abuja and Delta State Police command, Asaba have been allegedly ambushed by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Agadama community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

Vanguard gathered that the officers were in search of the missing three Mobile police officers, earlier drafted from PMF 51, Oghara to a nipping point at the Ohoror axis of the East-West road in Ughelli North on January 24.

Though details of identity of the officers could not be ascertained. Our source said they were attacked while searching for their missing colleagues.

According to a Senior Security source from the Delta State Police Command, Asaba, “A team of police officers from the Intelligence and Respond Squad, Abuja in collaboration with PMF 51, Oghara and Anti-Kidnapping Squad from the State Police command Asaba, had gone to Agadama in Uwheru community in search of the three  officers that were declared missing. 

“The combine team came under heavy gun fire with suspected Fulani herdsmen and three of our men and three other personnel from PMF 51 whose details we cannot provide got missing during the encounter.

“About 15 of our police officers are currently missing in the encounter, while the prime suspect, Moses Progress who was brought from Asaba, had also escaped during exchange of gun battle between the police officers and the suspected Fulani herdsmen.

“During the process, one of our personnel, an Inspector  held captive by the hoodlums was able to escaped.”

Contacted, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright did not respond to text messages sent to him as at press time.

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