Armed men suspected to be herdsmen have attacked the Umuachi-Afor community in Ndokwa East Local Government Area, Delta State. A police officer was reported to have died in the attack that left many injured.
Spokesman of the Delta State Police Command, Andrew Aniamaka, who confirmed the incident, said the death of the policeman, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), happened when the Police responded to a distress call over the abduction of some people.
“We had a situation where someone was abducted and that took our men into the bush in search of the hoodlums, ” he said.
He explained that the polemen were ambushed on their way by the armed herdsmen who, in fact, opened fire on the police rescue team and in the process the police officer was hit by bullets.
The police spokesman said efforts to save the shot officer proved abortive as he died in the hospital where he was receiving treatment.
Aniamaka did not disclose the identity of the deceased police officer because his family was not yet aware of the development.
Reports indicated the deceased police officer was attached to the Ashaka police divisional headquarters.
Aniamaka assured residents that “there is reinforcement into the bush and we are getting support from the local vigilante team” to arrest the criminals. F535uniF536u