Still Searching For 6 Officers Missing In Delta State – Police

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Police authorities are still searching for six officers who went missing in Delta State, according to Force spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi.

Six police officers were gruesomely murdered in Ohoro Forest, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State and the same number declared missing after they were ambushed during a rescue mission of their colleagues.

Weeks after the incident, Adejobi said security operatives are still in the hunt for the missing officers.

“Up till now, according to the provisions of the law, we are still searching for the six persons. Nobody can declare them dead. Hopefully, we are going to get them,” he said on Monday’s edition of Channels Television’s Politics Today.

According to him, it took the police some time to declare the slain officers dead owing to some provisions of the law which requires that people are only pronounced dead when their corpses are recovered.

“We did not come out to say it on time because we were actually waiting to get the corpses – we were able to recover six,” he said.

Although some persons were arrested in connection with the officers’ murder, the Force spokesman said the number has increased since then.

“We have been able to arrest nine of them. We first arrested five of them. Last week, we made an additional arrest of three and I think on Sunday, we arrested another one,” the police spokesman added.

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