How Herdsmen Killed Four Police Officers In Delta

Four policemen were feared dead following attack by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen along the farmlands alleged to have been forcefully taken over by herdsmen in Abraka, Ethiope-East Local Government Area of Delta State.

The incident occurred on Tuesday when the officers were returning from the site of the yet-to-be demarcated land in Eku and Oria communities when they were attacked by the herdsmen.
It was learnt that the herdsmen had used their cattle to block the police van before opening fire on them killing a police inspector on the spot.

Findings had it that another officer died on the way to the hospital where two other victims were being rushed for urgent medical attention on Tuesday night.

Local and security sources disclosed on Wednesday that the remaining two police victims died on Wednesday at an undisclosed hospital where they had been rushed to for treatment.

One of the survivors said, “The team and an executive member of the Umiaghwa-Abraka vigilante group were on their way back to the police station after assessing the Eku and Oria communities following a boundary dispute between a company operating in the area and the locals when they were ambushed.”

The lawmaker representing Ethiope East in the Delta State House of Assembly, Evance Ivwurie, described the attacks by the herdsmen as unwarranted.

He said, “We have been crying about this to the whole world, yet people felt we were just talking. Now, if they could kill armed policemen, what is the fate of my constituents?”

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the attack on the policemen but said only one inspector died.


  1. This is not good. It's getting out of hands

  2. Herdsmen and their killings...

  3. People are dying on daily basis in the hands of the herdsmen, yet Mr President has kept mute about it.

  4. Herdsmen are now maniac to the society

  5. This people are really terrible

  6. The community have been crying over and over again still government is yet to heed to heed to their call. Do we have to wait untill a whole community is wiped out. Government should please do something ASAP.

  7. what are they doing to curb the menace of this boko haram called fulani herdsmen nau

  8. Oladimeji S.11 May, 2017 17:13

    People have been crying out loud about this herdsmen killing but the FG did not arrest the situation until it gets out of hand.

  9. Ds is pathetic..

  10. Okowa, the next attack will be your family since you decided to pay on deaf ear on this dreaded Buhari's descendant. Better follow the footsteps of governor Fayose before things will fall apart.


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