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3 Police Officers Killed As Armed Groups Continue Violent Campaign Across Southern Nigeria

Several Nigeria Police officers have been killed in attacks in different parts of Delta State, South-south Nigeria.

Three police officers have been killed following an attack on the Nsukwa Police Divisional Headquarters, Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State, South-south Nigeria.

The attack which occurred at about 1.00 p.m WAT on Sunday, May 16, led to collapse of parts of the roof of the police station.

Reports say the armed group arrived on foot from a thick forest behind the badly-fortified station, shooting sporadically for about an hour.

According to The Nation report, residents of Nsukwa have fled to neighboring communities leaving the small agrarian community unusually calm following the attack.

Although identities of the slain police officers have not been declared, sources in the community claimed they included an inspector, sergeant, and a corporal.

The fate of a lone detainee at the station was yet to be known as of press time.

Several police officers have been killed in attacks in different parts of Delta State but no police station has been razed until this.

According to Bright Edafe, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the report to HumAngle, the details of the attack were still sketchy, with investigations ongoing to unravel those behind the attack.

He also added that normalcy has been restored to the community and condolences sent to the families of the slain police officers.

Attacks on security formations and facilities in southern Nigeria have been on the rise in recent times.

These attacks which have claimed lives of security operatives have led to authorities in the southern region of the country to set up various units and formations to clamp down on criminal elements and activities.


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