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BREAKING: Seven Policemen killed by SARS in robbery operation

Police in Bayelsa and Delta were puzzled following the killing of seven Policemen in Ughelli, Delta State, who were alleged to be armed robbers.

The NATION reports that a Police sergeant attached to the Bayelsa State command’s armoury was also apprehended and transferred to Police headquarters, Abuja for allegedly supplying guns to the Police robbery suspects.

The seven policemen were reportedly shot dead during a gun dual with operatives of the Delta State Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Sources within the Police corroborated the incident, saying it happened on the night of Wednesday, last week.


“The reported killing of the seven Policemen in the shootout in Delta State is causing uproar at the command,” the source said.

“They were reported to have been engaging in armed robbery when they engaged the Delta Special Anti-robbery Squad in a shootout. They were all killed.”

The Commissioner of Police, Delta State, Hafiz Inuwa, said he was not aware of the development.

Another source from the Bayelsa police command, who pleaded to remain anonymous, confirmed the incident, saying the incident was true, adding that it happened at Ughelli.

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