Police Make Arrests in Connection with Killing of Six Policemen in Delta State

The Nigeria Police Force has announced the arrest of eight suspects linked to the killing of six policemen in Delta State, with six others still missing in action. The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, conveyed this update through the state public relations officer, SP Bright Edafe, on Saturday in Asaba.

In a statement, the police disclosed significant progress in the investigation into the tragic incident that occurred in Ughelli, Delta State, on February 23, 2023. The ambush attack during a fact-finding mission resulted in the death of six policemen, while six others remain unaccounted for.

The statement read in part, “Following intensive investigative efforts, the police have apprehended eight suspects in connection with the brutal ambush attack. Five suspects were initially arrested shortly after the incident, and an additional three suspects have been apprehended, at different locations, following the statements and cooperation of the initially arrested suspects, bringing the total number of arrests to eight.”

The arrested suspects are currently in custody, assisting with the ongoing investigation. The Nigeria Police Force reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring swift and decisive justice for all responsible for such reprehensible acts.


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