Armed men invade Church, kill Policeman during service; cart away service riffle


Unknown gunmen said to be terrorizing Ughelli in Delta state and its environs on Saturday night attacked a Church and killed a Police man and carted away with his service rifle.

Source  gathered that the incident happened at the premises of a popular pentecostal church located along Oviri-Ogor road in Ughelli, headquarters of Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.

Narrating what transpired, a worshipper at the church, Mr. Emmanuel Ebitimi said the victim had accompanied a female guest to the church and was outside the church building within the premises when the gunmen struck.

He said, “The armed men came to the church premises and shot at the Police officer thrice after which his service rifle was taken away.”

“He was immediately rushed to Central Hospital Ughelli, where he was confirmed dead.”

A security source said that the late Police Inspector identified as Mr. Ninyel Nwangwang was attached to the PMF 31, Ogwashi-Uku and was on escort duty to the church when he was killed.

Meanwhile, when contacted, Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Bright Edafe, said he wasn’t aware of the incident, however, he said he will find out from other Police formation.

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