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The Nigerian Police Force says it has arrested no fewer than eight suspects involved in the killing of its men in Ughelli, Delta State on 23rd February, 2024.

In a statement signed by the force Public Relations Officer, ACP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI, “the slain officers was on a fact finding mission before they were ambushed, and 26th February, 2024, where other officers on a rescue mission were also ambushed, resulting in the death of six policemen, while six others are still missing in action.”


“Following intensive investigative efforts, the police have apprehended eight (8) suspects in connection with the brutal ambush attack. Five (5) suspects were initially arrested shortly after the incident, and an additional three (3) suspects have been apprehended, at different locations, following the statements and cooperation of the initially arrested suspects, bringing the total number of arrests to eight (8).”

“The arrested suspects are currently in custody and are assisting with the ongoing investigation. While the Nigeria Police Force is committed to ensuring that all those responsible for this reprehensible act, and many alike, are brought to justice swiftly and decisively. The Police assures that the suspects will soon have their day in court, with credible evidence, once investigations are concluded.”

“The Nigeria Police is deeply saddened by the heinous act of violence against our officers who were diligently performing their duty to protect and serve the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the fallen officers during this difficult time.”

The statement further reiterated that the killers of the officers will not go unpunished.

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