Tension in Delta community as gunmen kill soldier, police officer

From Paul Osuyi, Asaba

There is tension is Sapele, Delta State where gunmen stormed a security checkpoint, killing a military personnel and a police officer.

The incident happened on Sunday night, according to community sources, who added that the hoodlums came in with a speedboat through the Oton River.

Locals said the bandits attacked the checkpoint, and caught the deceased security operatives off guard, opening fire that fell the deceased personnel.

Another source claimed that the security agents were repelling the bandits who invaded the town on a kidnap mission, when the deceased government agents were killed during exchange of fire.

It was not clear if any of the bandits was killed during the exchange.

Already, there is an uneasy calm in the community, following massive presence of military officers, as residents now tread with trepidation.

Public Relations Officer of the state police command, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed the incident in Asaba on Monday.

Onovwakpoyeya said “two operatives were killed. We are investigating the incident.”

She further stated that no one has been arrested in connection with the attack.