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Eight nabbed over killing of police operatives in Delta



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The police have arrested eight suspects in connection with the brutal killing of six operatives in Delta State.

The incident started in Ughelli, Delta State, on February 23, 2024, with officers on an investigative mission ambushed. On February 26, other officers on a rescue mission were said to have been ambushed, leading to the death of six police officers, with six others still missing in action.

However, the police authorities have not made the identities of the arrested suspects public. 

No fewer than five suspects were initially arrested shortly after the incident, and three suspects were later apprehended at different locations.

A statement on Saturday by ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force’s Public Relations Officer,  reads: “The Nigeria Police Force has made significant progress in the investigation into the tragic incident.

“Following intensive investigative efforts, the police have apprehended eight (8) suspects in connection with the brutal ambush attack. 

“The arrested suspects are currently in custody and are assisting with the ongoing investigation. 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 assure that the suspects will soon have their day in court, with credible evidence, once investigations are concluded.

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


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