Fulani Terrorists Kidnap Three Policemen, Abscond with Rifles in Delta Ambush

In a concerning incident in the Ohoror community along the East-West Road in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, three mobile policemen attached to PMF 51, Oghara, were reportedly abducted by terrorists.

The abducted officers were part of a six-member mobile police team assigned to the Ughelli-Patani Road nipping point.

The incident unfolded when the officers responded to a distress call from a young man named Moses Progress, 22, who reported being robbed of his OPPO phone and money by suspected herdsmen near a bridge close to their patrol point.

A source told Punch, “While they were at the tipping point, a young man simply identified as Moses Progress, 22, from the Uwheru community, came to inform the team that he was robbed of his OPPO phone and money by suspected herdsmen under a nearby bridge close to their point while performing rituals to the god of the river.

“Consequently, the leader of the patrol team reportedly detailed the three inspectors to follow the complainant to the scene, armed with their AK-47 rifles.

“While waiting for the return of the three inspectors, the team later saw the complainant on a speeding motorcycle without our men.

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“He was stopped to inquire about the three mobile police officers who went with him. It was at that juncture that he told them that, when they got to the scene, they were attacked at the bush by six herdsmen, and he had to escape while the policemen ran in different directions.

“When he told our men that he did not know the whereabouts of the police officers who went with him, there was no option than to arrest him after they called for backup,” the source disclosed.