Gunmen have attacked Police patrol van attached to ‘C’ Division, round Cable Point area of Asaba, capital city of Delta state, ,leaving one of the five officers dead and one in critical condition while three others escaped. The gunmen also carted away fleeing policemen two AK-47 riffles.
It was gathered that, the hoodlums numbered 20 ambushed police van at about 8:30pm in cable point with machetes and other dangerous weapons killing one and thereafter carted away two AK 47 rifles that were abandoned by the fleeing policemen.
An eyes witness who gave her name Chinyere said, two of the policemen were severely cut with machetes by the herdsmen while the rest three escaped with various degree of severe injuries while one of the attacked police officers later died in the hospital as a result of excess bleeding before he arrived at hospital.
Contacted, the Delta state Police Commissioner, Mr. Muhammad Mustafa confirmed the incident saying some suspects connected to the incidents have been arrested while others are at large. He warned to deal with criminal elements ruthlessly in the state.