Unknown gunmen have reportedly murdered a son of the traditional leader of Orhuwhorun Community in Udu local government area of Delta state, High Chief Ighohwo Takerere. TVC News reported that two mobile policemen attached to the prince were also killed by the gunmen.
Newsmen report that the gunmen ambushed the victims around the Alaka area of Effurun, Uvwie LGA of the state.
They also reportedly kidnapped another victim who was in the company of the deceased. The incident occurred at about 4.45pm on Saturday, April 3.
Also reporting the incident, Daily Sun stated that only one police officer was killed. The newspaper also cited an eyewitness as saying that the gunmen carted away the official rifle of the deceased cop. The development led to pandemonium as some youths in Orhuwhorun town took to the streets in protest.
Reacting to the incident, the spokesman of the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, said he was not aware if anybody was kidnapped but that there was an attack on two sons of a local chief which led to the death of one of them a police officer. Edafe stated that the matter was being investigated with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book.