Rifles Of Slain Policemen Recovered In Delta


The Nigeria Police Force has recovered 10 police rifles stolen by suspected hoodlums who ambushed and murdered 13 officers in Ohoro forest, near Ughelli, Delta State.

The Force Intelligence Department Intelligence Response Team (FID-IRT) recovered the rifles following a coordinated operation in which the police had engaged the suspects in a gun duel and neutralised some of them.

“Following the recent tragic events in Ohoro Forest, Ughelli Delta state, where some police operatives were ambushed and gruesomely murdered leading to the loss of 13 police rifles to the criminal suspects, the FID-IRT have successfully recovered 10 of these arms,” the police said.

Force Public Relations Officer, (FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, confirmed this in a statement yesterday, disclosing  that the police also recovered arms used by the assailants.

He, however, said that the Inspector General of Police, (IGP) Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has reaffirmed the police’s commitment to reducing crime to the barest minimum, leveraging on succinct intelligence gathering and sharing for effective operational deployments.

The IGP reassured the public that the police will continue to employ all necessary measures to combat criminal activities across the nation, maintaining that the safety and security of Nigerian citizens remain the top priority.


He said that the operation is a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to combat crime and restore security in Delta State and beyond.



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