Suspected herders have kidnapped three mobile police officers assigned to PMF 51, Oghara, who were stationed on the Ohoror axis of the East West Road in Delta State’s Ughelli North LGA.
It was said that all police officers, including inspectors, were taken, along with their Ak-47 guns and ammo.
According to a report by Vanguard, the victims were part of a team of six mobile police officers on duty at the time.
Though DSP Edafe Bright, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, was unable to acknowledge or respond to a text message sent to him, a senior security source linked to the Delta State Police Command confirmed the occurrence.
According to a senior security source, the three mobile policemen were among the six security personnel drafted to the Ughelli-Patani road pinching point by the Ohoro community in Ughelli North local government area.
“While they were at the nipping point, a young man simply identified as Moses Progress, 22, from Uwheru Community came to inform them that he was robbed of his OPPO phone, money by suspected Fulani herdsmen under a nearby bridge close to their point while performing rituals to the god of the river.
“The leader of the team has to detail the three Inspectors to follow the complainant to the scene with their AK-47 rifles.
“While waiting for their return, they saw the complainant on top of a motorcycle without our men, he was stopped and to inquire about the three mobile police officers that went with him.
“He told them that, when they got to the scene, they were attacked at the bush by six Fulani herdsmen and he has to escape while the policemen ran into different directions.
“When he told our men that he did not know the whereabout of the police officers that went with him, there was no option than to arrest him after they called back up.
“All efforts to rescue them was abortive as team of anti-robbery and half unit of PMF 51 from Oghara visited the scene.” The senior security source revealed anonymously.