Police Arrest Eight For Alleged Killing Of Six Officers

By Sunday Etuka, Abuja

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has announced the arrest of Eight (8) persons in connection with the gruesome murder of six officers in Ughelli, Delta State on February 23, 2023.

The tragic incident occurred on 23rd February 2023, when officers on a fact-finding mission were ambushed. Other officers who were sent on a rescue mission on 26th February 2023, were also ambushed, resulting in the death of six policemen, while six others are still missing in action.

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Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi who disclosed the development in a statement on Saturday said, the eight (8) suspects were apprehended following intensive investigative efforts.

ACP Adejobi said, five (5) suspects were initially arrested shortly after the incident, and an additional three (3) suspects have been apprehended, at different locations, following the statements and cooperation of the initially arrested suspects, bringing the total number of arrests to eight (8).

He said, the arrested suspects are currently in custody and are assisting with the ongoing investigation.

The PPRO said, while the Nigeria Police Force is committed to ensuring that all those responsible for this reprehensible act, and many alike, are brought to justice swiftly and decisively, the Police assures that the suspects will soon have their day in court, with credible evidence, once investigations are concluded.

He said, ‘the Nigeria Police is deeply saddened by the heinous act of violence against our officers who were diligently performing their duty to protect and serve the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the fallen officers during this difficult time.

“We wish to reiterate that killers of our officers in this extant case, and many others, have murdered peace, and none of them will go unpunished”, he assured.

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