Three policemen have lost their lives following an attack by unknown gunmen on a checkpoint located at Obeti Community, Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State.
It was gathered that the gunmen also burnt down a patrol van belonging to the Umutu Police Station.
It was not immediately clear if the gunmen escaped with the weapons of the slain officers according to reports available on the incident.
However, the Acting Police Public Relations Officer in Delta State, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the incident in a telephone conversation without giving details.
In other news, controversial Islamic Cleric, Abubakar Ahmad Gumi, has disclosed that he met bandit terrorists in the north because of himself and Nigerians.
Naija News reports that the Kaduna-based Islamic Scholar stated this during a lecture at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.
He dismissed reports that political reasons were behind his meeting with bandits.
Gumi said: “We went into Kidanda forest to meet repentant bandits with the then-police commissioner (Umar Muri). From the South of the forest, you’ll see amulets all deserted. So one of the bandits, when he was speaking, told the police commissioner, ‘if not because of this Sheikh, you will not come here.
“What I’m trying to emphasize here is that it is dangerous to go and meet armed bandits.
“So I’m not doing it for a politician. I’m doing it for you and for me.
“And we cannot allow the politicians to mess up our country.
“So, we’re doing it for ourselves. There’s no political intonation.”
Source: Naija News