Tragedy, again, hit the Nigerian Police Force on Monday, when two mobile policemen men were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Warri, Delta State.
The two policemen, according to eyewitness account, were dressed in mufti when they were shot dead at the Airport Junction roundabout at about 1:PM.
Eyewitnesses said they had stopped by a roadside mobile phone seller stand, reportedly pricing a phone.
“The two guys stood over there, pricing phones, all of a sudden, a vehicle pulled up behind them and some guys, about two of them, just came out of the vehicle and opened fire on the two of them. The killers zoomed off as soon as they had brought their targets down. It was like they trailed them to that point.
“Initially, everybody scampered away from the whole area on hearing the gun sound, but by the time the tension was going down and people ran back to the spot, we discovered that one of them was still alive. We later realised they were MOPOL men because we saw the ID card of the dead victim,” Mr Ahmed, one of the eyewitnesses said.
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Delta State Police Command spokesman, Celestina Kalu, while confirming the incident, said the victims in the shooting were mobile policemen from 27 PMF, Katsina, attached to the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Warri.
He gave the names of the two deceased policemen as Cpl Usman Ango and Cpl Usman Adamu, adding that the incident is that of armed robbery.
He said the police command had commenced investigation into the matter.
“Today 9/5/2016, at about 1400hrs, information was received that about three hoodlums had attacked two men near Our Lady High School, by the Airport Road Junction, Warri. A team of patrol went to the scene and found one dead at the spot, took photographs and evacuated the corpse to the Central Hospital mortuary, Warri, for autopsy. The second victim was later confirmed dead at the hospital.
“It was later discovered that the two victims were mobile policemen from 27PMF, Katsina, attached to the JTF in Warri. They were identified by the JTF commander as F/No 247552, Cpl Usman Ango and F/No 265569, Cpl uIsman Adamu”.
It would be recalled that some policemen were equally killed in Rivers State on Monday morning while returning from a special assignment in Yobe State.
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