Men and officers of the Delta State Anti-Robbery Squad have gunned down seven policemen in Ughelli, in the State over their alleged involvement in armed robbery operations in the area.
Report reaching us has it that another policeman, a sergeant, attached to the state police command armoury, has been arrested and transferred to the headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, Abuja over his alleged involvement in the illegal hiring of guns to criminal elements in the state.
It was gathered that the seven policemen were shot dead during a gun battle with men of.
Though the Bayelsa State Command had refused to make any announcement on the development, sources confirmed that the incident occurred today, June 17..
Already, the Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Nkereuwem Akpan, is reported to have led a team of officers to the Delta State Command to retrieve the corpses of the accused policemen.
A source said: “They were reported to have been engaging in armed robbery activities when they faced the Delta Special Anti-robbery squad in a shootout. They were all killed.”
Spokesperson for the police in Bayelsa, Asinim Butswat, was unavailable for comments when contacted.