By Charles Nwabardi
Three policemen attached to the Umutu Divisional Police Headquarters in Delta State have been reportedly murdered by unknown gunmen.
Security Reporters.com gathered that the policemen were killed at a checkpoint on Wednesday morning by armed hoodlums.
The incident happened around 7:40am. at a checkpoint mounted by the late officers along the Obeti/Oliogo Road in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State.
Local sources told our correspondent that the patrol Toyota Sienna recently donated to the Umutu police division was burnt in the process.
One of the sources said the gunmen after killing the police officers, reportedly went ahead to set them ablaze inside the patrol Toyota Sienna.
“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”, a source in the area said. Meanwhile, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
However, efforts to confirm the sad incident from the Acting State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, yielded no result as at Press time.