Six Policemen Killed In Delta State, Nigeria Police Force Confirms

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed that six policemen were killed and six others are missing in Delta State.

A statement from the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi, expressed deep sadness over the loss of the officers.

The brave policemen were ambushed by armed attackers while trying to find three missing colleagues in the Ohoro Forest. Currently, six officers are still missing.

“Our hearts extend to the families, friends, and colleagues of the fallen officers during this period of profound sorrow. We stand in solidarity with them, offering our deepest condolences and earnestly praying for the peaceful repose of the departed souls.

“The deceased officers include 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.

“The officers currently missing in action include Inspector Onoja Daniel, enlisted 1st February 2003; Inspector Onogho Felix, enlisted 1st January 2004; Inspector Emmanuel Okoroafor, enlisted 1st April 2004; Inspector Joel Hamidu, enlisted 1st June 2006; Sergeant Moses Eduvie, enlisted 17th October 2011, all of 51 PMF; and Sergeant Cyril Okorie (SWAT), enlisted 17th October 2011,” he said.

Adejobi stated that the Nigeria Police Force is dedicated to honoring the memory of its fallen heroes by acknowledging their courage, commitment, and sacrifice.

“In accordance with this commitment, the Force will posthumously honour the slain officers for their noble service and ultimate sacrifice at the Nigeria Police Awards and Commendations Ceremony, scheduled for 5th April 2024 in Abuja.

“In response to this grievous loss, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has taken decisive actions as expected. 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 added.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.