By Charles Nwabardi
Some armed hoodlums on Tuesday attacked police operatives on routine patrol along Akwukwu-Igbo/ Otulu Road in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State leaving one policeman dead as their patrol Van was also burnt down.
The unknown gunmen quickly disappeared into the thin air after carrying out their evil mission.
It would be recalled, that barely 10 days ago, a police station at Nsukwa, Aniocha South Local Government of Delta State was also burnt down.
Speaking on the incident, Delta State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the death of a policeman (name withheld), during the attack but disclosed that the leader of the gang has been arrested by detectives after initial escape.
‘”He is now in police custody while further investigation is going on with a view to tracking down other members of the gang'”, he added.