Connect with us


Gunmen kill policeman in Delta church



Gunmen on Sunday killed a police officer in a church in Ughelli, Delta State.

The spokesperson of the state police command, Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed the incident to journalists in Warri.

She said: “Yes, the police officer followed his principal to the church when the incident occurred.”

An eyewitness said the gunmen stormed a Pentecostal church located in Oviri-Ogor Road in Ughelli North local government area of the state during worship service on Sunday and shot the victim thrice.

READ ALSO: Gunmen kill police officer, injure two others in Rivers

The deceased, a police inspector, was serving at Police Mobile Force (PMF) 31, Ogwashi-Uku and was on escort duty at the time of the incident.

“The service was abruptly stopped at about 11.15 a.m. when gunshots rented the air inside the church premises and worshippers scampered for safety.

“It was after the gunmen had escaped that some youths summoned up the courage to come out only to discover the police officer in a pool of his blood,” the eyewitness said.

He added that the policeman was confirmed dead by doctors at the Central Hospital, Ughelli.

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now