October 4, 2023

Unknown gunmen on Sunday killed a police escort inside a church in Ughelli, headquarters of Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

The assailants also took away the service rifle of the deceased after shooting him thrice and leaving him for dead.

Witnesses narrated that the gunmen stormed the Pentecostal church in Oviri-Ogor Road, Ughelli, during worship service on Sunday and attacked only the victim.

The deceased identified as Inspector Ninyel Nwangwang was reportedly serving at PMF 31, Ogwashi-Uku and was on escort duty at the time of the incident.

“The service was abruptly stopped at about 11.15 a.m. when gunshots rented the air inside the church premises and worshippers scampered for safety.

“It was when the gunmen escaped that some youths summoned up the courage to come out only to discover the police officer in a pool of blood and his rifle snatched away,” a source narrated.

Inspector Ninyel Nwangwang was confirmed dead at the Central Hospital, Ughelli where he was earlier rushed to for medical attention.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta Command, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, who confirmed the development on Sunday, said “Yes, he followed his principal to the church,” when he was targeted and shot dead

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