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By Charles Nwabardi
In what appears to be a paid job, three policemen attached to the Umutu Divisional Police Headquarters in Delta State have been reportedly murdered by unknown gunmen who subsequently roasted them in their official patrol vehicle.
AtlanticNewsonline gathered that the policemen were killed at a checkpoint on Wednesday morning by armed hoodlums whose identities were yet to be ascertained as at press time.
The incident happened around 7:40am at a checkpoint mounted by the late officers along the Obeti/Oliogo Road in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State.
Local sources confirmed that the Toyota Sienna patrol van recently donated to the Umutu police division was burnt in the process.
One of the sources said the gunmen after killing the police officers, reportedly went ahead to set them ablaze inside the Toyota Sienna.
According to him “Three police officers attached to the Umutu Division Police Headquarters were attacked and killed on arrival to a checkpoint between Obeti and Oliogo in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta.
“They were burnt beyond recognition in their Toyota Sienna patrol vehicle”, a source in the area said. Meanwhile, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Delta State Police spokesman, DSP Edafe Bright confirmed the incident to AtlanticNewsonline but stated that no arrest had been made yet in connection with the incident until investigation begins.
In some quarters it is feared that the attack was premeditated as the precision with which the gun men acted, left so such suspicion on the horizon.