Muslim Fulani Attack on Nigerian Police in Delta State— 15 missing, Another Body Recovered

Muslim Fulani Attack on Nigerian Police in Delta State—15 missing, Another Body Recovered

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According to Vanguard, fifteen police officers remain unaccounted for after an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Agadama Community, located in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. The officers were part of a team on a rescue mission for abducted individuals in a forest at Bentsiga Buplesi Community in Ughelli. The tragic incident unfolded with the death of a policeman from the Force Intelligence Response Team (IRT) during a separate rescue operation in Delta State earlier this week.

It was gathered that, amidst the unfolding tragedy, new details have emerged regarding the circumstances surrounding the deaths of the IRT members. While initial reports suggested that nine officers lost their lives in the ambush, the Delta State Police Command has chosen not to disclose the official death toll at this time.

Reports indicate that around 20 detectives set out to rescue the abducted individuals, utilizing cutting-edge technology to locate the kidnappers’ hideout in the forest. Communication became a challenge when the mobile phone network ceased to function within the forest, preventing the officers from calling for reinforcements.

Furthermore, some of the fallen officers were able to send messages via SMS and WhatsApp to their superior, alerting him to the communication breakdown. Their profiles, including those of Inspector Abbey Olu, reflect the dedication and commitment they had to their duties. The exact number of casualties and missing persons continues to be verified by authorities, with expectations of an official statement from the Delta State Police Command in the near future.

It was also gathered that, the unnamed officers missing from the incident, including Inspector Abel Olobum, Sergeant Ayere Paul, Sergeant Cyril Obretim, and three others from the PMF 51, are among those whose fate remains uncertain. Efforts to reach the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Edafe Bright, have been fruitless as investigations into the tragic event continue. The encounter with the suspected Fulani herdsmen resulted in a flurry of bullets, leading to the disappearance of the officers and the escape of the prime suspect. The situation remains tense as the search for the missing officers intensifies, leaving many in the community and law enforcement deeply concerned about the welfare and safety of the dedicated personnel involved in the operation.

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1 thought on “Muslim Fulani Attack on Nigerian Police in Delta State— 15 missing, Another Body Recovered”

  1. Charles Ebiduwa

    This Fulani terriosts have done enough harm to our communities and the state government and traditional institution must rise to curb it now, open grazing should be enforced to discourage illegal Forrest occupation , may the souls of the fallen officers rest in peace,amen

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