Suspected Fulani herdsmen Kidnap 3 Mobile Policemen in Delta State

In a shocking incident, suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly kidnapped three Mobile Policemen attached to PMF 51, Oghara, who were drafted to the Ohoror axis of the East West Road in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

The victims, all inspectors, were kidnapped alongside their AK-47 rifles with ammunition. The incident occurred when the police officers were part of a team of six mobile policemen on duty at the point.

The kidnapping has caused tension in the area, and the police are currently investigating the incident to ensure the safe return of the abducted officers.

Though the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright could not confirm nor reply the text message sent to him, a senior security source attached to the Delta State Police command confirmed the incident, Vanguard Newspapers reported.

According to the senior security source, The three Mobile policemen were among the six security men that were drafted to Ughelli-Patani road nipping point by Ohoro community in Ughelli North local government area.

“While they were at the nipping point, a young man simply identified as Moses Progress, 22, from Uwheru Community came to inform them that he was robbed of his OPPO phone, money by suspected Fulani herdsmen under a nearby bridge close to their point while performing rituals to the god of the river.

“The leader of the team had to detail the three Inspectors to follow the complainant to the scene with their AK-47 riffles.

“While waiting for their return, they saw the complainant on top of a motorcycle without our men, he was stopped and to inquire about the three Mobile police officers that went with him.

“He told them that, when they got to the scene, they were attacked at the bush by six Fulani herdsmen and he has to escape while the policemen ran into different directions.

“When he told our men that he did not know the whereabout of the police officers that went with him, there was no option than to arrest him after they called back up.

“All efforts to rescue them was abortive as team of anti-robbery and half unit of PMF 51 from Oghara visited the scene,” the senior security source revealed anonymously.

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