Seven policemen who was allegedly involved in armed robbery has been shot dead in Ughelli Delta state in a gun battle with operatives of the Delta State Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
A source said the ranks of the dead policemen ranged from sergent to corpral.
It was gathered that a police sergeant attached to the Bayelsa State command’s armoury was also arrested and transfered to police headquarters, Abuja for allegedly supplying guns to the police robbery suspects.
The Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Nkereuwem Akpan, reportedly led a team of officers to the Delta State Command to retrieve the bodies of the seven policemen.
“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.
But another source from the Bayelsa police command, who spoke anonymously, confirmed the development, saying the incident happened at Ughelli.”