By Festus Ahon
ASABA —ARMED bandits reportedly inflicted machete injuries on three police officers attached to Delta State Police Command, State Headquarters, Asaba, dispossessing them of two rifles.
The police officers, an inspector and two rank and files, were attacked by their assistants while on stop-and- search duty around NIPPI Point at Inter-bus roundabout in Asaba, the state capital.
It was learned that the bandits attacked the police officers few minutes that the police patrol van left with the driver and one of the officers leaving only three officers behind at the NIPPI Point.
An eye witness, who craved anonymity, said the first victim just finished directing a driver making phone call in a parked vehicle to leave the vicinity when four of the suspected bandits attacked him with machetes and made away with his rifle.
The source said as he was being attacked, another group were also attacking Inspector Francis, whose gun was also snatched.
According to him, the third, a police corporal escaped with his riffle but also suffered machete cuts in his hand
Contacted, the Delta Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke, denied the incident, saying: “It is not true. How come you are the one confirming it to me?”