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Delta: Fulani herdsmen hack policemen to death

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly hacked three policemen to death along the Ugbolu -Illah Road, in the Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on Tuesday at the police checkpoint along the road.

A bricklayer, who did not want to be identified, said the three policemen were trying to stop a motorcycle rider carrying two men, who refused to stop.

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He said, “One of the policemen fired at them. The motorcycle rider stopped and the three men moved towards the policemen.

“They shot two policemen and one of them pulled out a dagger and stabbed the third policeman to death. We rushed the three policemen to the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba where they were confirmed dead.”

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The Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, Mr Hafiz Inuwa, said, “Our men were attacked, which led to death of one after saving the lives of a Sienna driver along with two others.

“The case is under investigation.”

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