SAHARANEWS – A police rescue team has been ambush by suspected armed herdsmen resulting in death of an assistant superintendent of police, ASP at Umuachi-Afor community, Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State on Thursdays.
SaharaNews learnt that the police officer who until his death was attached to the Ashaka police divisional headquarters had led a police rescue team in search of an abducted man but met his death in the hands of suspected armed herdsmen who opened fire on them.
Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka, while confirming the incident, said: “We had a situation where someone was abducted and that took our men into the bush in search of the hoodlums.
“On their way, they were ambushed by the armed herdsmen who, in fact, opened fire on the police rescue team. In the process, the ASP was hit by bullets.
Aniamaka, however, refused to disclose the identity of the deceased police officer, saying “His family is not yet aware of the development.” He said the officer died in the hospital where he was rushed to for treatment.
According to him, “There is reinforcement into the bush and we are getting support from the local vigilante team.”