- The policemen were ambushed while visiting a border area which is under dispute between an oil company and some Delta state indigenes
- Two people narrowly escaped death in the attack which occurred on Monday, May 8
- Usman Ndanbabo, the assistant commissioner of police shot by suspected assassins has also died
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Four policemen have been killed by a gang of armed Fulani herdsmen who opened fire on them with sophisticated weapons.
Sahara Reporters writes that the officers, who were attached to the Abraka Police Division in Delta State, were caught in an ambush laid by the herdsmen on Monday, May 8 and their Hilux van was with bullets.
The report said that the four policemen had gone to visit the border area of Eku and Oria communities over which there is dispute between an oil company and the locals.
The station officer and a member of the Umiaghwa-Abraka vigilante who were on the team when it was ambushed narrowly escaped death.
“One of the policemen died on the spot while the three others died on their way to the hospital,” the vigilante member disclosed when contacted.
NAIJ.com gathered that the attack on the policemen came on the same day an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in charge of the Ughelli Area Command Usman Ndanbabo, who was shot on Sunday, May 7 night by suspected assassins, was confirmed dead at a private hospital in Warri.
A senior police officer at the command narrated the sad event thus: “He was returning from an outing at about 8p.m in his Nissan SUV when he noticed that a Toyota car [was] trailing him. He tried fleeing from his car when he got to the roundabout opposite the palace of the Ovie of Ughelli along Isoko Road only for his assailants to open fire on him shooting him in the back and his stomach and [leaving] him for dead.”
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He added that Ndanbabo was immediately rushed to a private clinic for medical attention in the area, where, on the account of the gravity of the wounds, he was referred to another private clinic in Warri.
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