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Gunmen kill cop, driver, abduct passenger in Delta State

12:34 Jul 5 2021 Delta State

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Gunmen on Sunday killed a policeman and a driver at the Airport Junction along Effurun-Warri Road, Effurun, in the Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.

The assailants were also reported to have abducted a yet-to-be-identified passenger to an unknown location.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the kidnappers sped off with the unidentified youth after they struck at their targets.

A community source told our correspondent that the victims were in a Venza car and were attacked by the bandits; the policeman and the driver reportedly died on the spot

The acting state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright, confirmed the killings, but denied the abduction.

He said, “Yes, a police officer and a driver were killed by unknown gunmen. I don’t know the cause of the attack for now, but there was no passenger in the car and nobody was abducted.

“For now, nobody has been arrested, but investigation is ongoing to arrest the perpetrators and prosecute them.”
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