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Six Police Officers Killed , Six Missing in Ambush in delta state

Six Police Officers Killed , Six Missing in Ambush in delta state

The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed that six of its officers were killed in an ambush by kidnappers and criminals in Ohoro forest in Delta state, while six others are missing in action.

According to the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi, the bodies of the slain officers have been recovered, while efforts are underway to locate the missing personnel.

The deceased officers have been identified as Inspector Abe Olubunmi, Inspector Friday Irorere, Sergeant Kuden Elisha, Sergeant Akpan Aniette, Sergeant Ayere Paul, and Sergeant Ejemito Friday. The officers currently missing-in-action include Inspector Onoja Daniel, Inspector Onogho Felix, Inspector Emmanuel Okoroafor, Inspector Joel Hamidu, Sergeant Moses Eduvie, and Sergeant Cyril Okorie.

Following the incident, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has mandated the deployment of all necessary resources and personnel to apprehend those responsible for the attack. Adejobi stated that five suspects have already been arrested in connection with the ambush, and they are currently providing information to aid in the apprehension of all perpetrators involved.

The NPF expressed profound sadness over the loss of the courageous officers who fell victim to the cowardly ambush. The officers were on a mission to investigate the disappearance and rescue of three of their colleagues in the Ohoro Forest, Delta State, when they were attacked.

In response to the devastating loss, the Inspector General of Police has taken decisive actions to honor the fallen officers and support their families. The Force will posthumously honor the slain officers at the Nigeria Police Awards and Commendations Ceremony scheduled for April 5th, 2024, in Abuja.

Additionally, the IGP has ordered the expedited processing and payment of all entitlements due to the families of the fallen officers to alleviate any financial burdens they may encounter. Immediate measures have also been initiated to ensure swift justice for the perpetrators of the heinous crime.

The NPF condemned any further assaults on police officers and law enforcement personnel, reaffirming its commitment to upholding law and order. The Inspector General urged officers to remain resolute in the discharge of their lawful duties, undeterred by such cowardly acts.

The public has been urged to collaborate with the Nigeria Police Force by providing any pertinent information that may aid in the apprehension of the perpetrators. Together, efforts will be made to ensure that justice is served and peace and security prevail throughout the country.

Last week, 16 soldiers were also killed following a comunal unrest in Okuama, a riverine community in Ugheli South, Delta state.

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