Policemen on Delta Governor’s advance team shot, killed

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Three policemen attached to the Delta State Governor, Mr Ifeanyi Okowa were ambushed and killed by gunmen in the Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, Friday.

The three deceased officers were part of the advance party of the PDP vice presidential candidate and governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa to Abia state were attacked and killed by unknown gunmen at about 1.30pm at Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State and their vehicle set ablaze.

It was gathered that two of the killed police officers were indigenes of Agbor, Delta state.

“Four officers were in the vehicle but one was on mufti (not on uniform) so he was freed while the three in uniform were killed. The Escort commander from the Government House, Asaba, was sent to bring their corpses and deposit in a mortuary in Asaba,” according to a Government House source.

The Anambra Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Ikenga Tochukeu, confirmed the incident, adding that, “We got distress calls and we rushed to the scene of the incident. The policemen who were killed are from the Delta state command and were on transit as at the time of the incident. But I can assure you that the state commissioner of police, Anambra is very poised to bringing to book the criminals behind the dastardly act.”

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