Information reaching EJESGIST MEDIA now is that some suspected herdsmen, have shot lifeless, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, at Umuachi-Afor community, Ndokwa East Local Government Area, Delta State.
It was discovered that the police officer, who, till his loss of life, was attached to the Ashaka police divisional headquarters, had led a team of law enforcement officials in search of the herdsmen who had been terrorizing the area with kidnapping actions when he met along with his premature loss of life on Thursday.
Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka, while confirming the incident, stated: “We had a situation where somebody was kidnapped and that took our men into the bush in search of the hoodlums. “On their approach, they have been ambushed by the armed herdsmen who, in reality, opened fire on the police rescue staff.
In the process, the ASP was hit by bullets. Aniamaka, nonetheless, refused to reveal the identification of the deceased police officer, saying “His family is not yet aware of the development”.
He stated the officer died in the hospital where he was rushed to for treatment. According to him.
“There is reinforcement into the bush and we’re getting help from the native vigilante staff.
Meanwhile some of the residents have relocated to a different neighborhood over the actions of the herdsmen.