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Confusion In Bayelsa Over Killing Of Seven Policemen By Delta State Anti-Robbery Squad For Alleged Armed Robbery

Valentine Chinyem

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There is confusion within the Bayelsa State Police Command following the killing of seven policemen in Ughelli, Delta State.

The policemen were said to have been killed by officers of the Delta state Anti-Robbery Squad during a gun duel, over their alleged involvement in armed robbery, while a police sergeant attached to the state police command armoury was also arrested and transfered to the headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force in Abuja.

The sergeant, it is alleged has been illegally hiring guns to criminal elements in the state.

Although, the Bayelsa State Police Command is yet to make an official announcement on the development, it was however gathered that the incident occurred on Wednesday night.

Already, the Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Nkereuwem Akpan, is reported to have led a team of officers to the Delta State Command to retrieve the corpses of the accused policemen.

A source said, “They were reported to have been engaging in armed robbery activities when they faced the Delta Special Anti-robbery squad in a shootout. They were all killed.”