April 16, 2024

April 16, 2024

Police Release Identities Of Six Officers Killed In Delta, Arrest Five Suspects

The Nigeria Police Force has released the identities of six officers reportedly killed in Delta State.

Recall that in January, unknown gunmen abducted three mobile police officers while responding to a distress call at the Ohoro community in the Ughelli North LGA of the state.

It was gathered that the three officers were among a team of six mobile policemen posted to a checkpoint at the Ughelli-Patani road.

The kidnappers also took away the AK47 rifles loaded with ammunition being carried by the officers.

It was reported a few weeks after the incident that some police officers were mobilized to rescue their abducted colleagues.

During the rescue operations, the police officers were ambushed and killed around the Ohoro forest in Ughelli LGA.

A statement by the force spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, on Saturday, said the bodies of the six slain officers have been recovered while the search for six other officers was ongoing.

“The bodies of six (6) of the slain officers have been recovered after a fierce search conducted by a combined team of police officers and other security outfits.

“The Force is focused on the search for the other six (6) officers; while all their families have been duly contacted,” he said.

He gave the names of the fallen officers as m Inspector Abe Olubunmi (IRT) enlisted on 1st August, 2003; Inspector Friday Irorere (51 PMF) enlisted on 1st January, 2003; Sergeant Kuden Elisha (51 PMF) enlisted on 17th October, 2011; Sergeant Akpan Aniette (51 PMF) enlisted on 17th October 2011; Sergeant Ayere Paul (IRT) enlisted on 17th October, 2011; and Sergeant Ejemito Friday (51 PMF) enlisted on 17th October, 2011.

He further identified the officers currently missing as Inspector Onoja Daniel enlisted on 1st February, 2003; Inspector Onogho Felix enlisted on 1st January, 2004; Inspector Emmanuel Okoroafor enlisted on 1st April, 2004; Inspector Joel Hamidu enlisted on 1st June 2006, Sergeant Moses Eduvie enlisted 17th October 2011, all of 51 PMF; and Sergeant Cyril Okorie (SWAT) enlisted 17th October, 2011.

According to him, the police authorities are committed to honouring the memory of the fallen heroes by recognizing their bravery, dedication, and sacrifice.

He said the deceased officers will receive posthumous honours at the police awards and commendations ceremony in Abuja on April 5.

The Force spokesperson said five suspects have been arrested over the murder of the policemen.

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