By Ovie Okpare
There was pandemonium on Sunday morning at Osubi in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State when unknown gunmen reportedly killed a mobile police officer in the area.
The incident happened about 9am when the gunmen reported attempted to break into a popular plaza along the busy Effurun-Abraka Road.
NIGER DELTA TODAY (NDT) Online learnt that the deceased was shot dead while attempting to stop the armed hoodlums.
The deceased whose identity could not immediately be ascertained was on special duty to Delta State from Kebbi State.
“A mobile police officer was shot dead this morning (Sunday) at Osubi near Effurun. Some gunmen were trying to rob the mall when the officer was shot dead. I can’t tell if his rifle was carted away but he died on the spot.
“The incident took place this morning at a shopping mall in Osubi. He was a mobile policeman from Kebbi State. He wasn’t an officer of the Delta Police Command”, a source who witnessed the incident narrated to NDT Online correspondent.
This is coming barely two days after a policeman and a civilian were reportedly killed by suspected robbers who attacked a police checkpoint at Eku in the Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state on Friday.
Similarly, a police corporal, Etaga Stanley, was also shot dead by hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protest in Ughelli area of the state on Thursday.
When contacted, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the incident saying “the incident happened this morning (Sunday) but I don’t have the fact yet. He was mobile policeman.”