Delta Govt Reveals How Okowa’s Security Aides Were Killed By Gunmen
It’s the Elections season in Nigeria, and unfortunately, news of barbaric brutality continues to be heard from various states and regions.
The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) vice presidential candidate and governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, through his Commissioner of Information, has continued to express sympathy to the families of the police officers killed by shooters as the Anambra state’s police force as. He has since visited the bereaved victims’ families of this dastardly act.
Charles Aniagwu, the State Commissioner for Information, told reporters about the incident on Saturday in Asaba. He said the officers were killed while performing their official duties on Friday around 1.30 p.m. on the Ihiala-Orlu Road on their way to Umuahia.
He identified the deceased police officers as Inspectors Lucky Aleh, Celestine Nwadiokwu, and Jude Obuh, all stationed at the Government House, Asaba, Explosives Ordnance Disposal Unit.
Mr. Aniagwu referred to the officers’ deaths as brutal and unacceptable in a nation that aims to regain its unity for peace and progress.
“The officers met their untimely death while proceeding as an advanced team for the PDP National Campaign Rally in Abia. Unfortunately, this particular team veered off from the convoy and took another route different from where the convoy was taking.
“They were ambushed along the Ihiala-Orlu Road en route Umuahia by non-state actors who killed three in police uniform while the one on mufti escaped. We have recovered their corpse and reached out to their families,” he said.
According to the commissioner, who spoke on behalf of the State Governor, some stories of the terrible incident going viral on social media were incorrect.
He claimed that the state government postponed reporting their untimely deaths to contact their relatives before making the announcement.
Mr. Aniagwu requested the nation’s security agencies to find the murderers and prosecute them.