By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have reportedly killed a driver and a mobile policeman at airport junction near Enerhen Road, Uvwie Local Govement Area of Delta State.
The personal driver and mobile policeman attached to a chieftain of the Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Micheal Johnny, in Effurun area of the state.
AUTHENTIC NEWS DAILY gathered that the gunmen believed to be hired assassins, alleged to be after Chief Johnny and his wife but were not in the vehicle when the armed men struck at the popular Airport Junction in Effurun.
It was also gathered that the incident occurred at about 11:12am on Sunday when the late driver and the mobile policeman had just dropped the politician’s wife at an undisclosed church for Sunday service.
Sources said that, “the gruesome killing said the late policeman was first shot on his right hand to demobilized him before being shot on the head for second time by fleeing gunmen.
“The fleeing gunmen were said to have launched the attack in a Yellow Lexus Jeep
“The gunmen, however, did not cart away any property including the official riffle of the deceased policeman from the vehicle.
When contacted, Chief Johnny, an APC Ijaw leader, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on phone.
He said, “the fleeing hoodlums were after me and my family, my wife was not in the vehicle when the gunmen struck.
“I had reported the matter to the police and investigation had commenced.”
Meanwhile, the Delta State Police Command has confirmed the incident, that “the command had launched investigation into the attack.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident, said, “no one was kidnapped during the ugly incident.