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Nine arrested over killing of policemen in Delta

The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, says nine persons have been arrested in connection with the killings of police officers in the Ughelli area of Delta State.

Egbetokun made this announcement on Thursday at a management meeting of the Force.

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He said those arrested are currently providing the Force with information that will assist in the arrest of those involved in the killings.

Recall that six police officers were killed at Ohoro forest, in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State on February 23, 2024.

Meanwhile, six other suspects connected with the killings are at large.

Their death came almost at the same time 17 military personnel were murdered in the oil-rich Delta State.

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The soldiers were killed while on a peace mission in Okuama community of Ughelli South Local Government Area in an incident that caused nationwide outrage and condemnation.

During their burial last week, military authorities vowed to hunt down the masterminds of the attack but insisted the development won’t deter them from stamping out criminals from the country.

President Bola Tinubu equally conferred posthumous national awards on the slain soldiers and awarded scholarships to their children.



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